Jump to content
Fly Tying
Sign in to follow this  
Taylor B. Hess

10 days in the Florida Wilderness...not quite.

Recommended Posts

any help on fly selection? I'm not a regular warmwater fisherman. I'll be hunting the elusive Suwanee bass and Shoal bass along with the trophy Florida Largemouth. :help: :shocking:

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

A few poppers would do you well :devil:




I imagine that you want to cover your bases and not strictly trophy fish, right? Florida is full of fish and by upsizing your flies you can cut out some of the little stuff. But, if you want to cast the widest net, here's what I would load up with:


  • White and Chartreuse/White clousers - sizes #4 to 1/0
  • Black, brown/orange, and olive wooly buggers - #8 - #1
  • Poppers of your choice - my biggest largemouth ever was on a chartreuse/pink gurgler 2/0
  • Sliders - I prefer small conical deerhair head flies with marabou tails
  • Generic baitfish patterns - your choice, deceivers, etc.


If you want to throw some meat, pick a few of your favorite big deer hair poppers, or Musky patterns like widow angels, etc. I live on a lake in South Florida and strictly flyfish for bass. If you want to shoot me an e-mail or PM. I'd be happy to continue the conversation, since I don't pop in here as much as I'd like to. If you want to PM your address I'll send you along an eclectic assortment that should get you through a few days ;)



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...