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What warmwater fish is your favorite to cast flies too?  

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My favorite warm water fish to cast flies to had to be the LMB. Here in Chicago, they're in every lake. I love catching smallies, too, but they're not so abundant here.

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I voted for other because one of my personal favorites is the flathead catfish. Not many chase them purposely with a fly, but once you hook into a big one, it changes your life lol. Best description I can think of is if you attached your fly to the back of a locomotive. It's a long drawn out fight that usually leaves your arms numb.
No kidding!! I caught 36lb on crayfish flies at night. Took me 20mins to got it land! I was hunting for smallie but it happened!

 

Flyfishing at night? Sure make sure that you have a backlight and white or orange line you can see your line at night! Just hint for ya..

 

My vote is smallies... I like to catch stripers too Here's pics that I caught all in one night last year

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I got to say that gar fishing is pretty cool. You get to site fish. See the fish, throw at it, watch it chase the fly, grab the fly, shake its head, and boom , the fight is on. I love it. Exciting as it gets.

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Endemic, WOW! I too fish for cats with flies. But never got a flathead before. Mainly channel cats. They pull like cazy. But that flathead is a fun , fun , fun, sounding fight. I have access to hybrid bluegills that are a foot long. Small compaired to that , but fun.

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Voted other. My favorite has to be peacock bass down in South Florida. Pretty, exotic, fight hard and you can site cast them with big topwaters and anything that mimics a shiner.

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this year I think I'll have to switch mine to pike and musky but for now carp is definitely tops :)

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I chose other. Up here is western NY we have a lot of native bowfin. Super aggressive and a lot of fun with some topwater flies. They run like a king salmon also.

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Here in far Southeast Arkansas.we don,t have pike,muskie or smallmouth.We do have largemouth bass and a plethora of sunfish of every persuasion.I fish for whatever bites.If you,ve never laid into a 7 or 8 pound bowfin you don,t know what excitement is!

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I love love bluegills, crappie, and bass, but by far my favorite is pike. I've never lived anywhere with many smallies but I would sure love to go after them.

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Bluegill all the way. Plentiful, easy inexpensive flies and they taste oh so good.

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