Largemouth Bass Lineup

Largemouth Bass Lineup

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Foam Divers

Recently, we have been working on some foam divers for a special order.  The foam heads are manufactured by Rainy's, come in three different sizes and seven different colors.  I decided to use the small ones for this order.  These divers are tied on a size 2 Gamakatsu B10S stinger hook.  We tied them in black/purple, black/orange, chartreuse/white, yellow/black, orange/black, olive/yellow and white/red color combos.  I believe we will be adding some black/blue and cinnamon/tan to the mix as well.  For me, I like to stick with the tail matching the body, marabou to match as well, followed up with Palmer chenille to match the body and tail color.  Last, I like to add a contrasting color to the mix right behind the foam head.  I think these will hunt just fine and I am pleased with how they turned out.  We did go through a few heads until we got them where we wanted them.  A few of the earlier models had some rubber legs tied in just before the foam head.  My concern though is that they may get tangled up in the hook.  We are not fans of running the legs through the body so we just decided to eliminate them from the fly.  I'm not sure it makes a difference in this one anyways.

Hook: Gamakatsu B10S size 2
Thread: Flat waxed nylon
Tail: Hareline micro rabbit
Flash: Flashabou to match the tail and/or body color
Body: marabou, Palmer chenille and marabou
Eyes: Hareline 3/16" Oval pupil 3D eyes


  1. That pattern is very similar to one I posted on my blog way back when...

    Those flies will be really good as is- no need for legs. I think they work best as wounded minnow at the surface imitations... although yours will dive a little bit more than the ones Steven Milburn tied for me. That white and red will be killer! (My favorite and most productive color combo in my experience.) Mr. Milburn doesn't sell on Ebay anymore... so I may have to order some of these from you.

    1. Hey Jay,

      Been a long time. Hope things are going well. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. I'm thinking that white and red will be killer.