- Dec 8, 2013
- Miff-Co, PA
The river bassin' game.....I love the simplicity. No double nymph rigs, dropper tags, retying and adding tippet often, no tangles, etc. Just one leader, one fly. Working in 0 and 1x is much easier than 5x and 6x. The fish can be encouraged to eat how I want them to so much easier than how they demand it. Tonight once again found a clouser crayfish a tantalizing pattern to the smallmouth. No big fish, but the strikes were often and the fish were hard pulling.I wanted a change so I put on a top water bug and also found success. The only 4 flies needed ever at any time of year are clouser minnows, clouser crayfish, woolly buggers, and gurglers. Simple, fast ties that are effective and easy to replace. Don't get me wrong, I love chasing trout, but river bassin' is where it all began with me and it is as fun as ever.