Sorry everyone. Thought you would recognize this for what it is, a modified Spooky Shad. I've posted a Baby Bluegill based on the Spooky Shad previously. Search that here for a link to tying this pattern, pics, materials, etc can be found there. The modifications on this one are in the tail material (EP fibers swapped for marabou) and since I wanted this to dive a bit instead of being a floating fly, there are wraps of lead sub. wire under all the other materials. Let me know if you need more details
Hi Hayden. My choice of color depends on the water I'm fishing and the forage available there. I do this fly as a green sunfish, bluegill, crappie and shad depending on where I am. It also works in non baitfish colors such as white and chartreuse or all black for night fishing on lakes. As to size, I've found that varies a lot too. Sometimes they want a finesse bait, other times they want a mouthful. I usually start out with the smaller sizes and work my way up (2-4 to 3/0).
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