This is the new and improved way of tying Eric's Smooth Criminal. Thanks to Flymen Fishing Company and the innovation of the articulated shanks this no longer takes 3 vices to tie and no front hook to cut off.
The Sparkle Grub Streamer is an excellent pattern for Smallmouth Bass and has grown in popularity over years. In the Midwest this a goto pattern and is getting increasingly popular. It just shows that you don't have to make a fly difficult to catch fish.
This is a great Carp Fly designed by Dirk Fischbach shop owner and head guide at Colton Bay Outfitters in Ann Arbor Michigan. When the Mulberries are ploppin', this is the bug you're looking for. You can read more about Dirk in the links below.