shad flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by luv2fly2, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    i am seeking some shad flies as i am going to thesnake or columbia next week. anyone have some ideas what to fish with? thanks, mike w
  2. GAT Active Member

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    These work for me.

    The most consistent is the red and white guy. I've caught the majority of shad I've landed with that one.

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  3. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    put some barbell eyes on a plain gold hook. it'll work as well as anything. maybe a little crystal flash for good measure.
  4. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Last time I was there a few years ago we used Cabela's 1/16th and 1/8th oz jig heads with short curly tail grub bodies. Our main issue was getting enough depth down to the shad. We fished the same area Evan did.
  5. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    thanks guys, now i have an idea of what to construct. mike w