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06-04-2003 12:12 AM
fishheadfred just a late follow up to this thread...yes, this fly is a "Kentucky Bullfrog". it is an absolute must for the flybox from april until the first frost. it is a great imitaion of tads and fry early in the spring and a subtle frog imitation when things really heat up. i have seen them tied in sz 12 to 2. you can get elaborate with your dressing, but the simpler, the better. i used a mixture of yellow, white, and green. great warm weather fly anywhere!
02-19-2003 04:02 PM
Adrian Kewl pattern!

The Boob-Tube looks like a definite winner! I had seen the cylinder approach - a definite labor saving approach

One work of caution when fishing the HiD / short leader combo, fish do tend to inhale the fly very deep so circle hooks may be the way to go for C&R.

Just a thought.
02-18-2003 11:09 PM
kush John,

I also posted this pattern in the Steelhead and salmon Fly Archives with an additional view of the "boobs"
02-18-2003 10:53 PM
John Desjardins Wow Kush, The flys look good. And you got this thread back on target.
02-18-2003 10:28 PM
The Boob Tube

Howdy Adrian & Gentlemen,

Greetings from the Steelhead Boards! Ah, boobies - some of my favourite things. I first came across these a few years ago in some British Magazines - Trout Fishing and Salmon and Trout Fishing - interesting books! I found mention of this dastardly fly (lure they called them) that was reputed to be so deadly that it was banned from certain lakes and at the very, very least should never be used in polite company! Needless to say - that got my attention!

The article I read showed the boobs being made from a foam stick, layed at a 90 degree angle to the hook, tied down with figure 8's and the boobies clipped to shape with scissors. I found the foam tubes in my flyshop and the tying was easy. The best thing was that they were in fact deadly! Fished on a Hi-D line with a short leader they slayed on large lake rainbows.

The flies I have attached are an evolution of the boobie concept (maybe a devolution?). They are tied as waking flies for steelhead. The boobs and the deerhair make it unsinkable!

I further adapted the pattern to a tube, the resultant Boob Tube has a couple of advantages over shanked hooks. First, it allows a tremendous gap for the hook - often a problem for deerhair floaters. Secondly, to improve its already considerable waking capabilities, I punctured the underside of the plastic tube with a hot needle and use the hole to thread the leader through from underneath, then out rear of the tube to be tied to the short shank hook. This cocks the fly up and it will wake forever in any type of water!

This is my "go-to" waker for steelhead and tied in a mini version would make a great Elk Hair Boobie. At the very least you don't need to find "little balls' to tie reguglar boobies.
02-18-2003 09:39 AM
BigDave ouch! :hehe:
02-16-2003 06:42 PM
DFix Ahem, brupbrupbrupbrup...harrumph -

Yes, the materials I use to create flies and patterns of this nature, herein referred to as "little Balls", may be obtained from craft stores in packages of X, by size. :hehe:

Mistewr Stwibwue -

Be afwaid - be vewwy vewwy afwaid...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahaha
02-16-2003 11:56 AM
John Desjardins Hold the duel outside with the current weather and I would expect considerable shrinkage.
02-16-2003 08:52 AM
Dble Haul Now, now, guys......if this doesn't add fuel to the Supersoaker duel, I don't know what will.
02-15-2003 11:04 PM
striblue Yes.. I know, I e-mailed him to take a look... I just could not resist the opportunity.
02-15-2003 09:56 PM
John Desjardins John, I do have the little foam spheres, imported from the UK years ago. Now, I shall let the honorable Mr Fix dispense with you.
02-15-2003 09:31 PM
Adrian Somehow I just knew ......:hehe: :hehe: :hehe:
02-15-2003 09:21 PM
striblue John... If you can't find little Balls ask Dave Fix ..he has some.
02-15-2003 07:42 PM
John Desjardins That looks good Adrian. I'll have to dig up the little balls & tie some. Now where in my tying supplies are they.
02-15-2003 05:31 PM
Dble Haul
Close call.....

Boy, when I first saw the title of this thread I thought I was actually gonna have to do some moderator editing.

This is such a neat pattern....I saw something similar to this in one of the flyfishing mags a while ago under that imitated a juvie bullfrog. I think the pattern was called a Kentucky bullfrong (?).

We need to get together and use this one on the Housie this summer. I foresee a day with many, many smallies!

Nice pattern, and nice image.
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