One of my favorite salt water and small mouth flies is Lefty's Craft Fur Shrimp. That super simple little fly - nothing but a craft fur tail and craft fur "dubbing loop" body with bead chain eyes - catches fish. Man does it!
So, the other day, messing with some other flies, I thought about trying a smaller one. Literally holding chartreuse craft fur, I figured, why not. And the result was a #8 hook, chartreuse craft fur tail, and bushy dubbed body of the same material - over fire orange thread. I had some nickel bead chain eyes in a pocket on my vice base, so they were used. The result, after catching about 20 crappies in it's first swim, is the fly below :)
The fly caught a few small largemouths as well.
I did fish the slow rolla to though a little... I'm just really taken by that fly, so I fished it a little as well, and it kept it's streak of catching crappies alive.
Amazing how dark these fish are. I dont remember that last year when I started to fish this pond... But man, many are real dark - I guess they are owning up to the technical name "Black Crappie"!
Have a super Memorial Day weekend, and, if you are a vet - thank you for your service!