Steve Dally’s Lap Dancer

Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher partner and guide Steve Dally demonstrates his predator seducing Lap Dancer in trophy brown trout sizes.

Like all our White River trophy brown trout guides, Steve was seeking new ways to find the radical wounded baitfish action to tempt big browns. The Lap Dancer is a step forward in the evolution. Steve ties the Lap Dancer from 5″ to 10″ long for meat eaters from smallmouth, largemouth, trout, salmon and even pike and musky.

Why the “Lap Dancer” name _ “you have to pay good money to get something to wiggle like that.”

Rear Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1
Thread: Wapsi UTC 210
Tail: 2 or 4 Saddle Hackles depending on quality
Body: Bucktail
Underbody: Palmer Chennile
Flash: Krystal Flash; Flashabou Mirage; Grizzly Accent
Rear Articulation 20mm Fishskull Articulated Shanks
Front Articulation 50# mono
Beads: Dally’s Streamer Balls 6mm metallic beads.
Lead: .030 Lead Wire
Swimming Hackle: Grizzly saddle narrow
Head: Rainy’s Foam Diver Head Large


Filed under Step by Step, Streamers, Trout flies

6 Responses to Steve Dally’s Lap Dancer

  1. Definitely large fish meat! Good show Steve!

  2. Mark

    Will Dally’s Streamer Balls stand up to salt water use?

  3. Very good question Mark.
    The Streamer Balls are metallic painted plastic, not metal, so they shouldn’t rust out. I haven’t had any issues with them breakoff, when I bounce flies off rocks, boats, motors etc, sometimes even intentionally 😉

    But since I haven’t used them in salt I can’t say for certain.

    We brought them in as we were struggling to find 6mm “shiny” beads for articulation.

    I’ll be interested in your results on this fly in the salt. It was freshwater designed to have a wounded fish action to draw in predators so I feel it should work. Vary up your retrieves _ I find a powerful strip, imparts more radical action. It is very easy to get a snakey action in still water, but what you want is lateral action, very easily achieved across current, vary your strip lengths and pauses.

    You are going to need a sinking line to get it to fish at depth.

    Have fun guys

  4. Mark

    Thanks Steve for the reply and the advice. I’ll give the beads and the pattern a try. I do most of my saltwater fly fishing in a moderately fast moving estuary or on the beach. I use an intermediate line with a fast sinking tip. I let you know how it works in the salt…once this artic air that has us in its grips passes.