Tying Video – The Gill Getter

This weeks tying video is the Gill Getter.  I have been doing a series of Panfish flies for the past six weeks and the Gill Getter is the second to last fly.  Like many Panfish flies, the Gill Getter has some weight to get it down and rubber legs to attract the fish.  It is basically an aquatic insect representation.  It could be a damsel nymph or a dragonfly nymph or even a Water Boatman.  That is what makes it work so well, it can represent various food sources for the fish.  The chenille body can be changed to meet different needs as well as even be dubbed if you prefer.  For this fly I used Moose body hair for the tail and the shellback,  However, I have seen these tied with pheasant tail fibers for the tail and the shellback.  I have also seen some tied with Thin Skin for the shellback.  I find the Gill Getter works best when fished with a loop knot.  It gives the fly the ability to move more when drifting through the water.  The Gill Getter is a popular Panfish fly that works well on Bass as well.  Well worth having some in you fly box!

Hook:Mustad 3906b, #10
Thread:Danville 6/0, Fl. Chartreuse
Weight:.015 Lead Wire
Tail:Moose Body
Body:Medium Nylon Chenille, Fl. Chartreuse
Shellback:Moose Body
Legs:Round Rubber Legs, White, Medium

I have one more Panfish fly this next week and then on to some Bass streamers, Smallmouth specifically but they would work for Largemouth Bass as well.  Our Warmwater season is really picking up and the Bass fishing is starting to get hot.

If you would rather purchase some Gill Getter flies there are a few here at Dressed Irons for sale (while supplies last).

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As always, if you have any questions about this fly (or any other) you can leave a comment on Dressed Irons or any of the videos I have produced and I will help in anyway I can. Enjoy!

Remember….. It’s Fly tying….. If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

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