Posts Tagged ‘Fred Hannie’

Hopper Legs- by Fred Hannie

Hopper Legs- by Fred Hannie

Fred Hannie shows how to easily make some realistic Hopper legs from mono.

Sili Shad- by Fred Hannie

Sili Shad- by Fred Hannie

This shad pattern is very effective when fishing bodies of water that are inhabited by any species of shad, peanut bunkers , menhaden or poggy. The fly combines the flash, shape and even texture of the prey species.

Damselfly- by Fredrick Hannie

Damselfly- by Fredrick Hannie

It was not until recently that I found how little I knew about damselflys and their life cycle. I assumed like most of you that a damselfly layed her eggs upon or just under the surface of the water like other emergent insect species. It wasn’t until I saw a” You Tube” video that showed […]

Gambusia Minnow “Mosquito Fish”- By Fred G. Hannie

Gambusia Minnow “Mosquito Fish”- By Fred G. Hannie

The gambusia minnow or mosquito fish as it is commonly known is a small forage species that inhabits many bodies of fresh water from drainage ditches to open lakes . It gets it’s common name from being a voracious predator of mosquito larvae . These minnows prefer to feed near weeds and shore lines where […]

Catapla Worm- Fred Hannie

Catapla Worm- Fred Hannie

Catapla worm is the common name used in some parts of the south for the mature caterpillar of a species of sphinx moth that are found to inhabit only catalpa trees. Because catalpa trees are often found near water catalpa worms are often blown from the tree limbs to become easy meals for waiting fish. Whether the area you fish has catalpa trees are not, this pattern is fun to tie and will catch numerous species of panfish.

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Whether you’re on the East Coast, the West Coast or the Gulf Coast, you will find forage fish like the anchovy or smelt– and any number of species that resemble them.

Tying Grubs by Fred Hannie

Tying Grubs by Fred Hannie

Here is a simple yet realistic looking pattern that should be equally effective for trout as well as bluegills. With this pattern my attempt was to create a fly that would mimic in appearance the larval stage of any number of beetle species . Commonly called grubs , these beetles in their larval stage , […]

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