Okay, it's that time of the year, getting ready for fly fishing for spring steelies. I spent the last 22 years chasing these fish with all sorts of flies, and don't mind admitting that when all else fails, I'll toss a spinner and Whammo! = fish on!!
Now, besides making my own rods, I tie tons of flies. Some are patterns, but it's always fun to try something new. I'm sure a bunch of you are familiar with the MOAL fly (Mother Of All Leeches). I mean, regular leeches are good, but I think the articulated action of the MOAL really is quite effective.
So, I thought what if a spinner blade and the MOAL were combined? The result is the attached. It's a bit of work to tie, about half hour for the first one. I started by salvaging most of a Mepps spinner, but bent my own wire so that I could cleanly and more easily tie on the articulated tail. Overall length is 4-1/2". I plan on trying it out this spring on POW, but am open to suggestions.
Appreciate any and all opinions, negative criticism welcome.