Coombes Sidekick Streamer
Coombes Sidekick is a killer topwater deerhair streamer pattern that crushes smallmouth bass and more.This shape creates an imbalance, so that one side has more drag than the other. As with any fly we pull through the water, it will always seek the path of least resistance. In the case of the Sidekick, the water pressure will try to flip the fly so the flat side is face down in the water. By controlling this reaction and using a long tail, we can turn it into a one-way swimming type motion.
You as the fly fisher/puppeteer will have a lot of fun with this topwater fly. It's kind of a slider with a kick function. One tip I will give you that will greatly improve the popping action is to use a floatant, like Gink, on the head of the Sidekick.