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William Schlafer  
#201 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:12:55 PM(UTC)
William Schlafer
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Here's a pattern on found on the net called the Blue Gill Belly Bean. It's somewhat similar to Ryan Frick's terrific "Frick's Fix" jig head fly.

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It's a Smallmouth pattern, but I definitely can see it working for Trout too. It's supposed to imitate a Bluegill minnow with it's gold belly and green gill plate. The dumbbell head is tied so the hook rides up, so you can jig and bounce it off the bottom and through the rocks.

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I couldn't find the exact hook the pattern called for. The one I used is an extra heavy wire Umpqua version, but at least it has the 60 degree bend. I tied mine in a size 6, but I may tie a few more in a size smaller and experiment with orange dubbing. Can't wait to try it out.

Here's the Tim Flagler narrated video from TightLineVideo:



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