Floating pike flies Ballydoolagh Bomber were invented by the Irish fisherman Alan Hanna. They could be presented as a Mega Diver, with a floating line, and also with a sinking line going on a bottom. The fly should be presented slow, with stops. This spring I am tying a series of these flies; I want to test them on Amur pike.
Prepare the hooks with foam heads
Paint the eyes (fish imitations without eyes are not good)
Put the tail out of bucktail or stiff synthetics, add some Flashabou
Wrap the body with chenille
Wrap a soft chicken feather on top of chenille
The Ballydoolagh Bomber is ready
Ballydoolagh Bomber - yellow
Ballydoolagh Bomber – yellow, tied with down feathers
Ballydoolagh Bomber – red and black
Ballydoolagh Bomber – red and blue
Wobbler Flies, Belly-Ups
Classic Wobbler Fly in salmon colors
Wobbler Fly for lenok, char, and trout
Red Belly-Up – it is used for different fish species. On retrieve the fly moves hook up and wiggles.
Belly-Up for lenok.. On retrieve the fly moves hook up and wiggles.
Belly-Up for salmon, char, trout, and Amur River predators, such as skygazer, catfish, and Mandarin bass. On retrieve the fly moves hook up and wiggles.