Geezus Lizard – Jay Zimmerman

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Jay Zimmerman is a guide, instructor, and fly designer living in Colorado. He works at Charlie’s Fly Box. The reason I wanted to post about his Geezus Lizard fly pattern was the recent photo of Jay holding this beautiful largemouth bass. I know you guys and gals have read this before, I LOVE BASS! Anyway, I asked Jay what fly he used to catch this awesome bass and he said the Geezus Lizard! So Jay’s recipe for the Geezus Lizard is below, plus a video on how to tie it. You can follow all of Jay’s fishing at his blog.

 

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Color: Crayfish (pictured)
Hook:
Gamakatsu Jig 90 Heavywire (round bend)
Size: 2 and 1/0
Tail Thread: Danville’s 210 flymaster plus (black)
Tail Tip: Frog’s Hair dubbing (Golden Yellow)
Tail Dub 1: Whitlock SLF (Dark Stone Nymph)
Tail Dub 2: Whitlock SLF (Nearnuf Crayfish Nat.Orange)
Body Thread: Danvilles’s 3/0 waxed monocord
Legs: Spirit River Tarantu-legs Hot Orange(Med)
Belly: Hareline Dubbin Scud Back 1/4” Clear
Rib: UTC Ultra Wire (Black) Medium
Weed Guards: Rio Saltwater Hardmono
(17 pound test for size 2, 26 pound for size 1/0)
Body Rear: Dark Rust (micro mink on #2,rabbit on 1/0)
Body Front: Lite Rust(micro mink on #2,rabbit on 1/0)
Topping: Dark brown marabou
Eyes: Yellow dumbells (Med on #2, Large on #1/0)
Head: Whitlock SLF (Dark Dragonfly)

Color: Black & Olive
Hook:
Gamakatsu Jig 90 Heavywire (round bend)
Size: 2 and 1/0
Tail Thread: Danville’s 210 flymaster plus (black)
Tail Tip: Frog’s Hair dubbing (Golden Yellow)
Tail Dub 1: Whitlock SLF (Dark Stone Nymph)
Tail Dub 2: Whitlock SLF (Rd Fox Sq. Abdomen)
Body Thread: Danvilles’s 3/0 waxed monocord
Legs: MontanaFly, Centipede Legs, Speckled Clear Tan(Med)
Belly: Hareline Dubbin Scud Back 1/4” Clear
Rib: UTC Ultra Wire (Ginger) Medium
Weed Guards: Rio Saltwater Hardmono
(17 pound test for size 2, 26 pound for size 1/0)
Body Rear: Black (micro mink on #2,rabbit on 1/0)
Body Front: Olive/Brown (micro mink on #2,rabbit on 1/0)
Topping: Black marabou
Eyes: Yellow dumbells (Med on #2, Large on #1/0)
Head: Whitlock SLF (Hellgrammite)

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4 Responses to Geezus Lizard – Jay Zimmerman

  1. Having watched Jay tying a time or two I can only say that he is innovative and talented. Of course I would never tell him that in person. My personal favorite is the Clown Shoe Caddis.

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