"There's something about getting mail in the mailbox everyday (bills aside) which is really exciting to me. It's kind of like being a kid again on a birthday or Christmas. You know you're getting something, but you don't know what it's going to be. What's better than a daily surprise? Yeah, I'm stupid like that."Well, I for one don't think it's stupid... I totally understand. I think my addiction to Ebay has a lot to do with that Christmas-like feeling.
A few days ago, I got a surprise in the mail... and it didn't cost me a thing. Steven Milburn, the fly tyer who created the Bunny Butt Slider, sent me a new fly to test. The Bunny Butt Slider just happens to be my favorite fly for catching bass on the surface, and this new smaller version should be really nice for Spotteds, Smallies, and Redeyes. It measures just a little over 2.5".
|Standard Bunny Butt Slider below for size reference|
I think the standard Bunny Butt Slider (4" to 4.5") can be a little much for some of the smaller-mouthed species of Micropterus, but the "Ermine Weasel Butt Slider" should be just about perfect. It should be a great choice for Rock Bass and other larger-mouthed panfish as well. Steven experimented with a few different materials before settling on the ermine weasel tail for the smaller version.
I can't wait to do some experimenting myself.