I keep hearing about swimbaits on this board and their success so I thought I would try to create a "swimbait fly". A threadfin shad seemed like a good idea. The fly is bulky but light and completely translucent when wet. A ball of red yarn is tied behind the eyes to imitate gills which can be seen once wet. The prototypes were tied on 1/0 ss mustads. The top material on this fly will lay down when wet. I tested it in the pool and was happy with action. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks all. I get tons of great info from you guys be it about boats, maintenance, fishing, etc., and super entertainment!