Friday, August 14, 2015

Tying the Puddle Jumper

Puddle Jumper



The Puddle Jumper is a killer warm-water pattern when fished along the edges and lily pad shallows. With the wet body materials and large foam head, It suspends just below the surface when paused on retrieve before starting a slow decent. That has been it's trigger on bass, big gills and  especially pickerel. Plop it down, give it a 3-count, then retrieve with 6" strips pausing for a second between strips. Then watch for the boil.


Puddle Jumper Recipe 


Hook: #4  Gamakatsu Stinger
Thread:  6/0 Black
Wire:  Medium Gold Ultra Wire
Tail:  Brown Micro Pine Squirrel Strips
Abdomen:  Sculpin Brown Cabelas Wooly Bugger Chenille
Legs:  Brown Centipede Legs
Head:  Black Razor Foam