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Bass Dry Flies

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Does anyone fish dry flies for bass at all? I remember when I was young we would hammer them with live grasshoppers & crickets so I assume I could get the same results with a fly. I'm thinking grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, and maybe mayflies would work. Any suggestions on patterns to tie and how to fish them?

Posted on: 2009/3/6 11:53


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see the how do you tie your poppers thread below...it kind of morphed into that near the end. Add sponge spiders to my list....

Posted on: 2009/3/6 12:35


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I bought a Dragonfly fly at cabelas last year and hooked into a very nice largemouth last fall. Shame I had such a small trout tippet on it, got it to my john boat and snap :)

Lesson learned for this year, spend more time out for bass and be more prepared!

I plan on spending some more time bassin' this year, thats for sure!

Posted on: 2009/3/10 7:34
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Greg, just to let you know, there are some nice bass on your new street! Did you move in yet? If so, maybe the boy and I will take a walk down this afternoon to say hi!

Boyer

Posted on: 2009/3/10 9:19


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My two best topwater bass flies are a white gurglur and a white floating minnow.

Posted on: 2009/3/10 12:27


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blue poppers.



joe e

Posted on: 2009/3/11 21:47


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I would have to think that if you are fishing the Susky for bass during the white mayfly "blizzard" you'd do pretty good with a white dry...

Posted on: 2009/3/11 23:12


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Quote:

wgmiller wrote:
I would have to think that if you are fishing the Susky for bass during the white mayfly "blizzard" you'd do pretty good with a white dry...


You would think.....but not for bass. At least not around these parts. I have been targeting catties on top since the smallies are a no-show the past four or five years.

Posted on: 2009/3/16 8:39
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Yes and Yes! I fish hoppers and beatles. Frog patterns and spun hair bugs. Bass are pretty aggresive so no I don't float a trout dry. When I fish for bass I have a different mind set. (Catch more fish than my Brother) I still love and use the wooly bugger. Wooly, Wooly!!!!

Posted on: 2009/3/16 13:23


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Sorry for the late response. Yes, being from SW PA where trout fishing is mediocre most of the year, I fish for bass on top more than I fish for trout. I use cork and foam bugs. My favorite is the white skipping minnow and green and yellow Gaines popper. I love to wet wade on the edges of lilly pads and fish the edges and clear pockets. When the bass are on, it's a blast. Sometimes you get surprised with a hog or something even bigger...

Two years ago, I was fishing with very small poppers, targeting panfish. I had an old Fenwick 6 weight and was having a ball when something VERY big roll on my bug and took off away from the pads like a bat out of hell. I knew right way it was a big hybrid striper because in the past I caught many from the same lake... but never out of the pads. Anyway, this thing is ripping line off my Pflueger and unfortunately I had very little backing. I didn't stand a chance. Got to the end and "POP" he was gone. It was the one and only time I got lined while flyfishing.

Moral of the story: Fish well armed because you never know.

Posted on: 2009/3/27 9:08
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Lost my last deer hair popper and put on a size 12 drake. Bass hit it when twitched a little after a few seconds of sitting still after the cast.

Posted on: 2009/3/27 19:32
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One year I used all the coffin flies I had tied for the Jam (but didn't use because Penn's was a raging chocolate milkshake) to catch a whole bunch of bass one evening on a local lake.

Posted on: 2009/3/28 16:02


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bass eat all kinds of bugs on small farm ponds. ive hooked them on everything from stimulators to bee patterns........but floating foam minnows and popers are my fav's

Posted on: 2009/5/7 15:02
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ive done well on a turks tarantula fished top water thats the only bass exp i have fly fishin

Posted on: 2009/5/7 22:10
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Smallmouth will rise readily to a hex hatch. I tye a huge wulff style dry for them. The issue is getting the fly big enough to imitate the natural! I use a size 8 streamer hook. Takes a lot of hackle to keep that afloat... especially after the first fish takes it and slimes it up.

Posted on: 2009/5/8 14:39
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