Sobota's Swimming Jimmy

Tied on an Ahrex TP650, 26° Bent Streamer hook in 2/0 with a size 6 Gamakatsu B10s trailer. The unique way in which this is tied gives it some crazy action on and in the water. Fish it on a sink tip or a full sinker and use it like a crank bait/jerk bait. One of our favorites for Largemouth and Smallmouth, perfectly imitates the action of a dying or wounded baitfish.

 Kelly Galloup has this to say about the fly:

"This fly was designed by Andy Sobota. Andy has worked for me for 5 years, and is one of the finest tiers in the country today. He created this fly while trying to improve on the T&A Rainbow pattern. Andy's dad was an avid bass tournament angler and fished a lot of mid-level body baits like the Zara Spook. Andy wanted something that would ride just below the surface and then pop back to the surface like an injured minnow. This fly does it. We have caught almost every gamefish in North America with the Swimmy Jimmy, including carp. This may be the granddaddy of all trigger flies when fished properly. Like the Banjo Minnow, "They don't want to eat it; they have to eat it." The guys at Schmidt Outfitters in Wellston, Michigan, have recently been swinging the Swimmy’ Jimmy for king salmon and making the big fish go crazy."

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