Bernard’s Green Bomber

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My grandfather taught me how to fish for bass and bluegill at the age of ten. I fished with him for years before he passed away and I lost my fishing guide, so to speak. It would be more than a decade later before I regained my love for fishing with my sons. Grandpa was not a fly fisherman, but he made his own lures. He was one heck of a handyman, so it came naturally to him. I’m lucky enough to have several of his homemade lures, so I wanted to try and recreate these into flies.

Here is a photo of Grandpa’s lure. It’s articulated by having a connection in the middle. So I had to go with a big articulated streamer for this one. I plan to use this for bass. I’ve included a photo below of the fly in the water. It doesn’t really give it justice, because when the fly is in the water it has fantastic action!

 

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Here’s to you Grandpa!

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Back Hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger size 2
Tail:
Olive Marabou
Pearl Krystal Flash
Body:
Pearl Olive Estaz
Olive Schlappen feather palmered
Olive grizzy rabbit strip

Front Hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger size 1
Back: Olive Marabou
Body:
Pearl Olive Estaz
Olive Schlappen feather palmered
Collar: Olive Marabou
Head:
Olive Senyo Laser Dub
3d Holographic eyes – red

Use your favorite wire to make the connection. I used Senyo’s Intruder Wire here. You can use Beadalon too. Then a couple of beads to keep the wire together.

 

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One Response to Bernard’s Green Bomber

  1. Jack Rhoden

    Thank you PJ you just put a BIG smile on your Grandpa face,I can see it now.

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