Verduin’s Jointed Hair Ball Bug
October 20, 2006
- 2 - 10 Stinger
- Jointed, olive grizzly hackles
- Deer hair, white or bleached natural, olive, yellow, and black
- Olive grizzly hackles
- Solid plastic, black pupils on amber
- Mason hard mono 20-pound or Tynex
This is a slider pattern used especially for largemouth bass. A slider like this is often the answer to weary bass that may be spooked by popping bugs.
How to fish:
The Jointed Hair Ball Bug is fished silently, slid along the water surface one moment, gurgling and slipping below the next. This subtle action is achieved with a simple pull and pause retrieve. This method is often fished on a floating line, but a sink tip, intermediate or full sinking line can be more effective. Equipped with a weed guard, the bug works well fishing through and alongside weed beds and structure.
The Jointed Hair Ball Bug, is the work of the late Mike Verduin, a well respected contributor to the world of warm water fly fishing and tying.
Colour variations include black, and natural.
Hot Bass Flies Patterns & Tactics from the Experts, 2003, Deke Meyer, Frank Amato Publications, ISBN 1-57188-285-5 (softbound), ISBN 1-57188-286-3 (spiral hardbound).