Ugh, more of the same. We just can’t seem to get out of this weather pattern. With all of this high water this spring I’ve spent a lot of tie at the tying bench. The outcome of the hours spent have been some great new patterns that swim great and catch fish. The world of tying is going big, articulated, and did I say BIG. Why not? When you look at conventional lures, mostly soft plastics they’re 2-4 inches. Which leads me to my current tying mindset, if a river smallmouth can and will eat a 4” plastic craw why not tie big? Choose your materials carefully in order to keep the weight of the fly down for casting purposes and go BIG the fish will eat it.

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