I have been working on a streamer pattern for some time now. When I fish for smallies, I usually end up catching fish in say the 10-14 inch range. This doesn't bother me as the river I fish is an under rated smallmouth fishery anyways and doesn't hold big fish or large numbers of medium size fish. Well at least not where I fish it. Typically I use flies in sizes 8, 10 or 12 to catch these smallies. Some of my biggest smallies have come on the Monocacy Bumble Bee in size 10. Go figure. So I didn't want to be a one trick pony regarding the poppers. I have always enjoyed streamer fishing and have found that the fish will bite on streamers when they won't hit anything else. A while back, I tried making some of these guys in size 10. It was tough to say the least given the size. I wanted to give it another whirl using some size 8 streamer hooks I forgot I had. I actually like them a lot. I am just not in love with the nose but I have to remember it is hard to shove all that material in one place under thread and not have it stick out a little. Please tell me what you all think. Again, I posted something similar some time ago but this is the new and improved version.