Favorite subsurface Bass patterns

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  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Tied up a few tails today for some worm patterns. I used cactus and antron chenille along with estaz to braid the tails. I palmered some polar chenille over the top of them to give them a bit more life like action.
    I need to trim them up and finish tying up some worms.
    SF

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    Brandon4455 Bobber Down!

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    Nice! ive got a few rabbit strip/marabou leeches tied on those big wide gap hooks with weed guards ill have to post tomorrow after school..hope to test them out in a few months.


    tanks everybody for contributing to this thread-ill put alot of this info to use when the bass start going into the sallows
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Messing around tonight with the tail I made.
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    Ill take a dozen in purple, and a dozen in orange. Thanks.
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Tied up a MOAL and added rubber legs to it to give it a bit more life.
    I'm hoping this gets inhaled by a LM this spring.
    SF

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    Inspiring ties guys
    I need to weave up some worms
    My local lake is combustion free so the traffic is lighter now
    Only caught small LMs last year so these look tastey
    Cutties would eat some of those
    Thanks
     
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    My gosh! How do you guys cast some of those monsters? :D
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Gene,
    Redington Predator 7' 11' 8wt. Perfect tool to the job and super accurate.
    Since it is under 8' long, that make me BASS certified son! Just need the boat that looks like a NASCAR and a jacket with lots of patches.
    Roland Martin would be proud lol.
     
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    A great rod. It'll throw those big flies. I decided to sell mine because I've been going with lighter flies, but I kinda miss it. I might get the 6 or 7wt 9' model.
     
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    I either use a 6 or 7, depending on the wind.
     
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    those are really cool ,stonefish. i have to ask though-how do you make those twisted chenille patterns? and how do you fish them? cant wait to fish stuff like that at the local pond.can only imagine how good they will work i caught 3 small bass over the weekend all while bluegill fishing-one was around 16 inches or so..not bad for a size 12 nymph!
     
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    I found these at Fred Meyer. They're supposed to be a size 1, but I put a size 8 streamer hook in the pic for scale.

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  13. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Brandon,
    Here is a pic of how you set up the chenille to make the worms. It is more braiding then twisting them so they stay together.
    Once you have the chenille in the vice, you can begin to braid the worm.
    You'll need to use both hands to keep tension on the strands. I like to start with the right strand. Bring it over the middle strand so it is between the the middle and left strand. Now take the left strand and bring it over the middle strand, so it is between the middle and right strand. Continue alternating sides, always going over the middle strand only until you form the length of worm you want.
    Each tie you cross over the middle strand, pull that strand back towards the tip of the vice. Doing so will give you a nice, tight braid. Once you do it a few times it is really simple.
    f you use six strands, braid them the same way except you'll be bringing two strands each time over the middle strands which will result in a fatter worm.
    If you Google "Gulley Worm" you find some very nice patterns.
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    As far as fishing them, I like to throw them under the shaded sides of docks and along lilly pad edges. Sometimes casting them up onto a dock and pulling them off the edge results in some great takes when it hits the water. I caught my largest smallie doing that.
    The weight ones drop pretty fast if fishing deeper water.

    I hope this helps,
    SF
     
  14. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

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    Stonefish, what did you use to finish the head of the MOAL??

    Have a couple of Moals I screwed-up from a swap and may add some flair per your post.
     
  15. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Jersey,
    I dubbed Angler's Choice Mohair Plus for the head then brushed it out.
    SF