I have caught several big channels and blues while bass fishing. All were caught while fishing a large rabbit strip fly that I tie that is about 7" long. They were all accidental and I wouldn't think that they would normally want a fly that big. I have also caught several smaller size channels while bass fishing in rivers with small minnow patterns as well.
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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:35 AM
Nice swimbait, definitely look like a real fish cathing machine, good luck with them
It took me 6 months to develop this flyrod version of a swimbait but so far, the bass, redfish and tarpon love it and having an excellent swimming action without the lip it casts very smoothly. As JS pointed out, lipped flies catch the air on the cast and also grab the water when picking up the fly to cast.
Unfortunately, it takes a little over an hour to craft this bait out of foam and while it holds up to bass, the redfish tear it apart and it only lasts for 1 - 3 fish. I've got to get back to the drawing board to make one a bit more durable for the reds.