"I called it this because it corresponds pretty closely with Lent (I’m Catholic so it’s been a big deal my whole life) and we eat fish every Friday during Lent so I thought Good Friday was an appropriate name.
I start throwing this fly pretty frequently in the months of March, April and May for a few reasons. Those are the months when a lot of the game fish are up in the river system of Beaver Lake here in Arkansas and I like throwing a heavier and more flashy fly.
The stripers/walleye/bass are in this section making their “spawning” run so they’re ready to eat but it’s dirtier water and they migrate using the channel so you need something that gets down quickly with some good flash on it.
Keeping it relatively small, heavy and flashy is the key because those fish are willing to eat something quick but they’re not searching for the biggest meal in the lake – they want some drive through food that’s quick and easy."
- Signature Tyer Daniel Roberts