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fishing for bass

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I just started fly fishing a few months ago and the last few times out I experimented with some grasshoppers for smallmouth bass and had a blast! Just wondering if anyone else fishes for bass also and what flies or techniques they use. thanks!!!

Posted on: 2006/10/18 20:14


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Any kind of streamer will do. A wooley bugger type fly with curly tails is great. Make sure you are fishing the bottom using a sinking tip, and strip it back up stream.

Dale

Posted on: 2006/10/21 10:36


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Get a copy of Harry Murray's book on fly fishing for smallmouth. It's awesome and there are a ton of great patterns in there.

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Google "Schenk's White Streamer" Its a dubbed rabbit fur body with marabou tail streamer that just kills smallmouth.

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Get a copy of Harry Murray's book on fly fishing for smallmouth. It's awesome and there are a ton of great patterns in there.

There also a dvd ....

Posted on: 2006/11/4 17:12


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It doesn’t have to be complicated. Get some bass poppers and sliders for surface fishing in the warmer weather, and some woolly buggers and clousers for underneath.

A book or DVD on smallmouth fishing is a great place to start. As far as authorities on fly fishing for smallmouths, I recently saw a ranking of experts. Number one was Bob Clouser, followed by Harry Murray, third was Tim Murphy, right there with them.

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I recently saw a ranking of experts. Number one was Bob Clouser, followed by Harry Murray, third was Tim Murphy, right there with them.


Of the three, I believe only Harry has actually published a book. Bob has some nice videos though.

Posted on: 2006/11/6 12:09
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Padraic wrote:
.... Of the three, I believe only Harry has actually published a book. Bob has some nice videos though.


And Tim Murphy has delivered a series of lectures at Oxford and Cambridge, but who's counting.

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Rabbit strip flies are amazing for bass, the way they move in the water looks so real. I generally use tungsten heads on my bass flies so they will sink fast and bass don't care about a fly that splashes when it hits the water. Sink-tip lines are great. Clousers, small deceivers, buggers, zonkers, classic streamers all work well for bass.

Posted on: 2006/11/21 18:33






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