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Poll: What warmwater fish is your favorite to cast flies too? (916 member(s) have cast votes)

What warmwater fish is your favorite to cast flies too?

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#16 Dble Haul

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (skunked @ Feb 8 2005, 03:29 PM)
In my experience I've never seen a pike go airborn, seems like they always dive. Musky on the other hand will try some smallmouth like acrobbatics to get off your line

If you haven't had a pike jump yet, you need to hook a few more. Trust me, they jump like olympic athletes when the water temps are right.
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#17 Alex C.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:23 PM

No kidding dunno.gif I have caught a ton of pike all throughout the year and never had one jump. My rule of thumb with them is they ALWAYS dive. Usually I play them just the opposite of bass and get my rod tip as high as possible to get them up and away from any possible stuff to wrap up on on the bottom

#18 Dble Haul

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:39 PM

Well no wonder they dive. If you're pulling straight up with your rod, they're gonna go opposite the direction of the pull. wink.gif

I tend to use side pressure. This keeps them up higher in the water column, and I can still steer them away from obstructions.

I'm not saying that they all jump. But about 1 in 3 does when I catch them in water temps between 50 and 60.
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#19 Alex C.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:54 PM

ya learn something new everyday biggrin.gif I've been getting bored with pike the last couple years, maybe it'll get interesting now boxing.gif

#20 TimRussell

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:10 PM

I picked largemouth bass just because they are so fun but so challenging to fish for.. Around here in North Carolina where Im at we have mostly Largemouth Bass or Bluegill as the primary fish species and when I go fishing Im usually beating the ponds for largemouth with rodnreel and sometimes fly rod or the same thing for bream except I tend to use the fly rod a lil more on bream than I do on bass because they seem more willing to take a fly than bass do I guess.. yall takemeasy and have a goodun.-tim

Seriously how many of you have been embarassed when you get a pike to shore or the boat after proclaiming the size of the fish...I know that it isn't just me...
yes i have done this before.. i was fishin with live bait once and had a big jack pike (pickeral) on and I swore he was 4' long before he got to the dock and broke my line..
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#21 Essoxfly

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:13 PM

Esox Lucius is my number one freshwater fish. Actually most of my fishing trips is with the Pike in mind. Nothing beats the sight when a 4-5 pounder suddenly swim sideways...with a little help from the jaws of the big one bugeyes.gif

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#22 kreekn

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 02:02 PM

Redeye bass.Great fish in great places,with no other fishermen.

http://www.fedflyfis.../redeyebass.htm

#23 lewy271

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 07:24 PM

The difference between a pike and a musky is that you can catch a pike biggrin.gif j_k.gif



#24 appalachian angler (tn.)

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:17 PM

I like smallie fishing as long as it is in a stream or small river (as I always prefer moving water). I fish for them with a 5 wt and seldom use patterns with a hook bigger than sz.6. For bream and rockies I'll use a 3 or 4 wt. Some of the biggest bass I've caught (3-4# range) were on sz. 10 buggers. I've yet to have the opportunity to fish for pike on the fly. I have an 8wt, and call me a wimp, but it feels like a club to me. It just seems way heavy since most of my fishing (for TROUT) is done on a 4 wt.

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#25 vices

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:35 AM

I like the Large mouth, nothing like surface fishing in the evening with the sun on your face...
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#26 B.C.TroutHunter

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:20 PM

Smallmouth! headbang.gif

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 12:20 PM

Muskie without a doubt. There is nothing like having a big gator attempting to KILL your offering, almost wresting the rod out of your hand in the process. No blistering runs, but some will offer some great aerobatics, and they will all doggedly refuse to come in, headshaking and bull dogging the whole way.

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 03:36 PM

headbang.gif SMALLMOUTH RULE!!! headbang.gif

At least for me... unless it's a big 1lb Bluegill... or maybe a good 'old red-eye, or ....

Heck, if it swims, I LOVE'M !!!!

#29 Mato Kuwapi

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:02 AM

That was a hard question to answer. dunno.gif

For me, it's what ever is on the end of my line.
I put Smallies because they are so readily available by my house, and I like the scrap they put on. However, if there is a carp swimming by I'll target that instead. Then there's Gar...Pike...Crappie....plate sized Blue Gills....

I have to stop....my palms are sweating. bugeyes.gif


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#30 Live2Fish

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:31 AM

Amazing. What is it about smallies and fly rods? That is my favorite too. I find smallies seem to go after flys more than spinning lures. Anyone else run across this? I have increased my smallies on a spinning rod by tying my own "lures" like cactus chenille worms and weighted streamers.
If you were to go to a site with mainly spinners the largemouth would have the lead.
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