THE FRESHWATER version of the Bullethead with some added combinations for the rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.
SALT & FRESHWATER PANFISH- Not all the fish in the sea are big. By scaling down the weight of you fly rod with these scaled down versions of their larger cousins you can have a ball catching panfish.
This is the saltwater series of the Bullethead Darters. They have taken tarpon, redfish, stripers, bluefish, sea trout and snooks just to mention a few.
As conserving nature wherever you can, this series of flies eliminates the use of lead wire or eyes. Although these flies are weightless, they work very well with all types of sinking lines and tips, just put more pause between strips and let the Bullethead do its thing.
The freshwater series for largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, pike or any freshwater predator.
SPECIAL: All the flies in this series are available weedless.
The chartreuse, white, black and purple/back are available in #3/0 and also weedless for northern pike and largemouth bass when the bass want a bigger meal.
This is the panfish series for both fresh and saltwater. This is the flies for crappie, bluegill and white or yellow perch and even those small versions of the big boys that roam these waters.
If you think my original Bullethead had a lot of animation, you should see these in the water. Here is another fly pattern that has gone in and out of favor over the years, well, now it is hot again! This is an easy way to develop a large and long fly profile for the larger predators out there. It can be used for many species besides pike and bull reds (redfish over 28 inches), bass, chain pickerel and large denizens of the salt certainly would like to make it their next meal. I produce these flies in both single, double & triple connections. The panfish Bullethead is 2 1/2", single produces a Bullethead of 5" to 6" and the double is 7" to 8" & the triple to 10."
The single connector is my "go to" size for most general fishing.
The New Articulated Crystal Bugger- This is an update of my original crystal bugger with the addition of articulated segments. It is unweighted with plastic eye for a target, the fly can be fished in the shallowest of water. All 2/0 articulated crystal buggers are tied on stainless steel hooks; the 1/0 are bronzed freshwater hooks.
If you are fishing for chain pickerel or other fish in the pads, this articulated Bullethead with a wire weed guard will allow you to go where they live.