WIGGLE AND FLASH! We live in a golden age of lure making. There are a lot of great materials available to fly tiers and lure makers, and in Today’s Three Things, we have just a few suggestions for making some dynamite offerings for whatever you pursue under the growing full moon!
(Featured Photo: The krystal flash jig (obviously) exploits the shimmer and shake of its namesake material, and is great for both panfish and predators. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 8/6 – Rain chances taper. Hi 74, Lo 53, Winds NE @ 6.
Tomorrow: Mon 8/7 – Perfect…for Monday? Hi 77, Lo 54, Winds S @ 6.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:30AM Sunset: 9:06PM
Moonrise: 8:32PM Moonset: 5:23AM
Overhead: 12:36AM Underfoot: 1:00M
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:15 – 9:15PM. Tap the power of the rising full moon and use the last hour of daylight to close out your weekend fishing trip with a solid bite. This weekend’s intermittent rains will have faded by the end of the day, so you should find an uptick in the action.
HEY BOU. Marabou provides a subtle wiggle in the water. Whether from the underside of a pheasant rump or from other birds, marabou looks puffy and airy when dry, and just like an undulating leech when wet. Stack it, pack it, and bulk it up to give your lures and flies an action fish can’t resist.
FLASH DANCE. Krystal Flash can serve as an accent or as a tail material all by its own. With movement and shimmer, it makes the best crappie and walleye jigs and it mimics the shine of baitfish of all kinds. Whether you tie it in along with marabou, or all by itself, krystal flash is a must have for your lure making pursuits.
FULL MAG. Magnum Flashabou makes great skirts on in-line spinners for pike and muskies, or lateral line accents on streamers like Clouser minnows and other baitfish imitators. Thicker, bolder and more durable, mag flash helps create big-fish baits that bring the bite.
Tie ‘em up, tie one on and Stay Sharp!