Published Mar 26. 2021 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 26. 2021

Squishy Head Streamer - Green Shad

I designed this Squishy Head Streamer to move frantically side to side like a dying baitfish. The dry fly dubbing, and the cone of flexible UV resin on the front of the fly really give a unique movement unlike any other fly pattern. I fish this on a sink tip line, where it will float slightly above it. This will give a more lifelike action, and keep it from snagging on the bottom as well when fished slowly in shallow areas. It can be tied in any color patterns to mimic most baitfish. I have tied it in perch, sunfish, and a couple of different shad colors. It works great for all imitations. While it is not the easiest fly in the world to tie, it isn't too difficult, and the difficulty is worth it because it catches fish very well. I have caught smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, trout, and even some saltwater fish as well on it.

As promised, here is the list of materials I used on this fly, and links to where you can purchase them.

Hook: Gamakatsu B10S, Size 1 -
Thread: Veevus 140 power thread, Olive -
Flash: Pearl Web, hot white -
Dubbing: Big Game Clyde, white, pale olive, olive -
Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes, 6mm, Ice -
Resin #1: Solarez Thin Hard -
Resin #2: Solarez Flex -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen all purpose 4" -
Bodkin - Pin Vise -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -


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