How many of those are you sharing with us through Kiene’s? So far I love the Bloody Maria
Kiene’s will have Bloody Marias, Firecrackers and Red Lipsticks.
50 years ago Joe Shirshac, local fire fighter, tied Shad flies for some of the local sporting goods stores.
He used the Eagle Claw 1197N hook in size #4 and #6 which are huge by today's standards.
It had a little short white calf tail, silver mylar piping body, chartreuse or hot orange chenille collar, white hackle and large chrome
bead chain eyes.
Of coarse back then we all used a 9' #9 line 2 pc fiberglass fly rod, large reel, 20# Micron backing, 100' of mono shooting line and a
30' shooting head for Shad. (and for Stripers, salmon and Steelhead too)
During the drought of the late 1970s Jimmy Potter tied a very small fly for fishing the Lower Yuba river for Shad.
It was on a #8 or 10 Mustad 3908C hook with small chrome bead chain eyes, red floss body with fine flat silver rib.
It would be very similar to the stand small flies used for Shad today.
Do those flies ride hook point up with the single bead? Does it matter?
They ride hook down but occasionally will ride hook up. It doesn’t matter!