I'm a big fan of the Fly Fish Ohio website. Lots of great info there, and tying instructions for a good number of useful fish-catching fly patterns. The website's Publisher, Joe Cornwall, wrote a book called Fly Fishing Warm Water Rivers.
When I purchased my second copy of his book (long story), he sent me a fly he had tied up for Smallmouth Bass. On the website, there is an excellent write-up about the pattern, and step-by-step tying instructions.
One thing that especially caught my attention in Joe's write-up is his mention that this pattern was very successful on catching Ohio River Wipers. Those Wipers are accustomed to chasing/eating shad, just like our local Wipers are.
So, I finally sat down this weekend to tie up a few. The one change I made was to cover the head/attach the eyes with Sport & Outdoor GOOP adhesive. I unsuccessfully tried 3 different stores looking for the Liquid Nails Clear Small Project Adhesive. This version of the GOOP sounds like it has the same attributes as the Liquid Nails product...it is waterproof, dries clear, and remains flexible.
I can't wait to show these to some fish this Summer/Fall!