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 - https://amzn.to/3fgc8LA
Thread: Veevus 140 power thread, Olive - https://amzn.to/3sjm7U2
Flash: Pearl Web, hot white - https://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_Pearl_Web_Flash.htm
Dubbing: Big Game Clyde, white, pale olive, olive - https://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_BigGameDubbingClyde.htm
Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes, 6mm, Ice - https://amzn.to/3rp5wNn
Resin #1: Solarez Thin Hard - https://amzn.to/3soYn0X
Resin #2: Solarez Flex - https://amzn.to/3ssjlMk

Tools.....
Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen all purpose 4" - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Bodkin - Pin Vise - https://amzn.to/2EQYQ4S
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power - https://amzn.to/3g2LouO

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