P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


Red and White

Type: Streamer (Bass)

Tyer: Dick Sisco

Hook: Down eye, 3X long

Thread: Red

Body: Red Thread. Coated with epoxy or Nail Polish (I use Red Sally Hanson's Hard as Nails)

Wing: Sparse bunch of crystal flash under four white saddle hackles tied at bend

Hackle: Red. Tied as a collar.

Note: This is my "go-to" attractor pattern for bass and Northern on Minnesota lakes. When there's no surface activity and minnow immitations aren't working, this fly is often successful for bass. Among the weeds, it often picks up Northern. And it gives a little protection from the teeth of big pike, though I've had more than a few bitten off. It is based loosly on several saltwater flies for tarpon. And it is simple enough for me to tie.