The ORIGINAL Bar Flies – Mike Schultz, Swingin’ D Streamer
Smallmouth junkies, this one’s for you! Our top-producing Smallmouth fly of 2014 was cooked up by our own Mike Schultz. Embodying many of the principals in Tommy Lynch’s D&D flies, the Swingin’ D is optimized for Smallies. The foam diver head gives it more of a “dart” and less of a “roll”. Faster to tie than your average “D” and designed for durability against chunk Smallies.
Best fished on an intermediate line and running higher in the water column. Make sure you’re using a very “sharp” retrieve and exaggerating the pause. They always eat on the pause…
The all white “Ghost Minnow” (shown) is our go-to, but make sure to pay your respects to Tito Santana with a chartreuse head.
Looking for hard to find materials to tie Schultzy’s Swingin’ D? Give Schultz Outfitters a call (734-544-1761). If you’re ever in the Ypsilanti, MI area be sure to stop by and check out our original Bar Flies tying event. Always the first. Still the best. If you can’t make it, be on the lookout for more tying videos shortly.