Fish and Film #2 — Doc and Darling, Night Fishing and the Bad Mother Night Fly

by | Jul 5, 2023 | 4 comments

The Fish and Film series continues with Josh and Trevor on a night fishing trip. It’s hard to find good fishing buddies, and it’s even harder to find ones that will fish at night. But these guys have logged more night hours together than most anglers will put in over a lifetime.

Night fishing around here is tough. There are no freebies, and nothing comes easy. So it’s good to see a couple large fish come to the net for this video.

Enjoy this short film with good fishing friends. Then scroll below to find the recipe for the Bad Mother Night Fly below . . .

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The Bad Mother Night Fly Recipe

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Hook: Ahrex Trout Predator Light TP605, #1 or #2

Thread: Veevus GSP 100 Denier (Black) or similar

Tail: Strung Marabou (Black) 

Body: Palmered Marabou (Black)

Foam Tab: Wapsi 3mm Fly Foam (color is unimportant)

Head: Premo Deer Hair Strip (Black) or similar deer hair

The Bad Mother. Photo by Josh Darling

 

Video production by Josh Darling of Wilds Media.

Photo by Josh Darling

 

Fish hard, friends.

 

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Enjoy the day.
Domenick Swentosky
T R O U T B I T T E N
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Domenick Swentosky

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Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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4 Comments

  1. Great video. Difficult to encompass the experience until you’ve done it. Peaceful , exhilarating, scary, a varied range of emotions each time out. As a long time follower, when did you add the foam tab? I’ve fished variations for years, but always have depended on the deer hair for buoyancy

    Reply
    • Good eye. I started adding that foam tab a couple years ago. I tie it into the fly, but then sometimes I clip it or rip it complete off, while on the water, if I want the fly riding lower.

      Cheers.

      Reply
  2. I loved the format of this video. Some chat about the subject, some video, Dom showing the fly and giving clues then more fish video. Short to the point and sweet.

    I will be tying some Bad Motha’s tonight.

    Reply

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