The Silver Bleeder is a shad imitation. Once while trying to paddle my pirogue around to head down river, I noticed a dead fish drifting next to my boat. It was a shad. Gizzard shad are a common shad in most places. If there is one bait fish pattern to use, try a some kind of shad pattern.
It’s tied with synthetic Congo Hair, H20 Twist with a wool body. The more modern features include beads, doll eyes and a Poly Dodger Disc. This gives the pattern a rattle and unpredictable movement in the water, making it come alive
The tandem hook makes it easier to catch short striking fish. Most fish I catch with these are on the stinger hook, and I have never lost a fish because of the stinger. Why? CA glue and 50 lbs monofilament line to connect it.
- Specify weighted or unweighted variants.
- Fly gear use 6/7 wt rods and bass or light saltwater lines.
- Traditional gear use with a Texas or Carolina rig.
- Great for trolling.
Good times, tight lines!
NOTE: The weighted variant is weighted with 18 lbs. leadcore line. Lead is hazardous to your health. Do not ingest. Obey whatever laws in your state regarding lead-weighted fishing products.