Thursday, March 9, 2017
Tutorial: The Motown Slider
A couple days ago, I included a streamer in our recent Smallmouth article that I've called the Motown Slider, and have been asked by a few people how it's tied.
My Motown Slider has been an effective bass fly over the past couple years for both Smallmouth and Largemouth bass. It's even taken its share of large bluegill! The body is the same body I've used in the past to tie some quick sculpin using Flymen Sculpin Helmets, but when I went to tie some of those sculpins up for an even for Reel Recovery, I realized I only had a few helmets left and didn't have any time to order some. The head is tied similar to the way an old wool sculpin would be tied...
I'll usually tie these guys up in olive, brown, rust (see Ozark Bronze), or black, but I'm low on Zonker strips, and baitfish colors definitely work too!
Hook: Allen Fly Fishing B200 Bass Bug hook in their size 6. Size 1 equivalent in a Gamakatsu B10S.
Eye; Allen Fly Fishing dumbell eye.
Thread: Danville 70 denier, Grey.
Tail/back: Zonker strip.
Tail 2.0: Angel Hair/Mohair mix, (available soon from Mountain Bayou) or flash of your choice.
Body: Palmered Grizzly saddle hackle over Grayvy colored Bayou Dub... You can use pretty much any dubbing here, of course.
Collar: Angel Hair/Mohair mix and fur from another piece of Zonker.
Head: Senyo's Laser Dub.
- Michael Spencer