Last weekend at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo I had a chance to speak with Matt Zudweg of BoneYard Fly Gear. I have always loved Matt’s BoneYard brand and have purchased hats, t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers from him in the past. He has AWESOME fly fishing gear! So then, I expressed to him my interest in his Zudbubblers. I have been asked by many fly fishers about tying bass poppers and offering them for sale. Being that bass are one of the primary species I fish for, I definitely wanted to offer poppers of some kind.
I am very excited to announce that Matt has gave me his blessing and FrankenFly is now tying and offering Zudbubbler flies for sale. These are the full fly, dressed and ready to fish. I tie them the way Matt does. You will find them in the FrankenFly Online Fly Shop and if you do not see the colors you want or need, please don’t hesitate to send me a message letting me know what color combination you would like.
If you don’t know what Zudbubblers are, a few weeks ago I posted about Matt Zudweg’s Zudbubblers here on FrankenFly. In that post, Matt gives us the history of the Zudbubbler. If you are wanting Zudbubbler bodies to tie your own, Hareline Dubbin sells them or you can get them from Matt at BoneYard Fly Gear.
Also, I have been using Zuddy’s Leg Puller to tie these babies and this tool does a great job. I was thinking I could use something else to pull legs through and work with the foam bodies. After using the tool, I am so glad I have it. I use it to make the holes needed for the hook and to pull the legs through. It has made tying these Zudbubblers a joy!
I couldn’t be happier to be able to tie these awesome popper style flies and I want to thank Matt for working with me on this. Below you will find the color combinations I’ve tied up so far. I hope all of you enjoy these as much as I do!