I am working on tying some new flies for next season. The weather isn't that great so I have been busy.
I fish a pattern called Shenk's White Streamer for Smallmouth a lot. I hate tying the pattern because the original pattern calls for a dubbing loop with rabbit hair in it. It is messy and the rabbit hair is a pain to spin in the dubbing loop. I think that I have found a shortcut for it by using Patons Bohemian Chenille in white. I had it on hand from tying another pattern called a Shannon's Streamer. It looks dead on for Shenk's White streamer. See the picture and be the judge.
I have also played with a EP hair Bunker Pattern for stripers and reds.
The other picture is (From Top to Bottom):
EP Bunker Pattern
Red Headed Flasher (I created this pattern and I tie it in Chartreuse and Pearl)
Clowser's minnow (I tie mine with a zonker strip with a zebra pattern to match the common bait fish in my area, bandit killifish).