First time this year hitting the creeks looking for sandies. They are there, the fishing is still going to be a little slow for a few more weeks. It will only get better and now is a good time to start zeroing in on them so when the run is in full swing you will have a couple spots nailed down.
They like the mini spinsters
There is nothing to special about tying flies for sand bass. they have small mouths so a size 6-8 hook, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches of bucktail and some flash. the fish do seem to like sparsely tied flies. But if the water is not clear you'll want more bucktail to push more water and produce a better profile.
My white bass fly box.
1. The top fly is a size 8 gama b10s that is all flash on the bottom and just a little bit of chartreuse bucktail on top.
2. I started tying on these 1/32 and 1/16 jig heads because they are cheap and you can tie on some bucktail and flash in just a few seconds. Plus you can find them anywhere and the sandies tear them up.
3. Is your standard clouser
4. New for this year and already working great is the mini spinster.
5. Always throw in a few indicators when the fish aren't super aggressive they can save the day. Just rig the fly to bounce just off the bottom and give it a few twitches now and then.