Published Sep 23. 2019 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Sep 25. 2019

Belly Banger Fly

This fly has been in the making for a while now. Paul from the youtube channel Killer Fuz contacted me about his idea for making a fly on a worm hook. One that will be fully weedless. I had already wanted a good sunfish imitation, so I started tying it. Then I came up with adding the orange beads for both a rattle and to insure it swims hook point up, or keeled. It took quite a few tries though to get this just right, and the first time I tried fishing this, I was getting fouled on my fly line because there wasn't enough stiff materials to keep the line from wrapping around. However, with the addition of the Faux bucktail, this issue has been fixed. I am very happy to say, this is the final version of the fly. Well I take that back, I found out that I liked using Coq de Leon soft hackle feathers instead of shlappen for the body feather. But, all in all this is my final version of the fly and I could not be happier.

Here is a list of materials I used on this fly and links to where you can purchase them online.
Hook: Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Skeet Reese Worm Hook size 1
Beads: Risen brass beads
Thread: Veevus 140 Power thread Olive
UV Resin: Solarez ultra thin
Shanks: Risen articulated shanks
Weed Guard Fiber - Faux bucktail white
Brush On Super Glue
Tail Feathers: White Rooster Saddle
Tail Flash: Gold Krystal Flash
Accent Flash: Blue Flashabou
Body Feather: Olive Schlappen
Wing Material: White and olive bucktail
Top Accent: Peacock Hurl
Head cap: 4mm Risen ghost fish heads
Eyes: 4mm Risen 3D eyes

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