La Bomba Bluegill Snack

Cheech - April, 2013

Stubborn gills? Really? It was prime spawning season, and day 2 of a 3 day bass/bluegill trip was proving to be much more difficult than the previous day. Just 24 hours ago we were having the "lets see if it will eat THIS," contest, and the gills were coming on every cast. Today, however, it was almost like they had their morning safety meeting with bar graphs and powerpoint presentations with information about NOT eating those bright snack looking thingies. I went through my boxes and found something that was really simple to try to throw. What could it hurt... I had already gone through about every fly in my box. The keys to this fly were a flowing tail and orange rubber legs. I don't think it was on the "do-not-eat" list because it became the slayer for that day. Since then, I have made some modifications to the fly, and it is now "La Bomba" because it will pump some bluegill into your hands.

~ Cheech

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special - 10
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - Fl. Green
  • Tail/Thorax: Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing - Fl. Chartreuse
  • Body: UTC Micro Herl Chenille - Fl. Chartreuse
  • Weight: Lead Free Round Wire - .020
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Fl. Chartreuse - 1/8" (3.3mm)
  • Wing Case: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Chartreuse - Large
  • Legs: Wapsi Round Rubber Legs - Fl. Fire Orange - Small
  • Resin: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Thin Hard 1/2 oz
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Veevus Holographic Tinsel
Veevus Holographic Tinsel

Veevus Holographic Tinsel

$3.99
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing

Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing

$2.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

$6.50
Lead Free Round Wire
Lead Free Round Wire

Lead Free Round Wire

$5.50
Wapsi Round Rubber Legs
Wapsi Round Rubber Legs

Wapsi Round Rubber Legs

$2.95
UTC Micro Herl Chenille
UTC Micro Herl Chenille

UTC Micro Herl Chenille

$2.50
Solarez UV Cure Resin - Thin Hard 1/2 oz
Solarez UV Cure Resin - Thin Hard 1/2 oz

Solarez UV Cure Resin - Thin Hard 1/2 oz

$14.99
Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special
Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special

Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special

$11.00