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Largemouth Bass

Newbie from TN
Welcome to the site ... and the hobby. I will say that I tied for decades on a $20.00 Supreme.  I think they go for $29.00 at Bass Pro and Cabela's, now.   My only argument against buying an
Stacked deerhair question?
Thinking of making a bass bug as another fly for a tying competition i'm in & the amount of deer belly hair I have in different colours is limited! Can i use bucktail for just making a coloured ci
Nice Christmas Gift
For anyone looking for a nice gift - Bass Pro Shops has two special edition Hobbs Creek Fly outfits on sale now for $69.97. These are 4 pc rods (either 8' 6" for a 5 weight or 9' for an 8 weight). In
Crappie fly fishing
I think that fly was a sz 2 hook. They have large mouths, which open more like a bass than other sunfish. Anything from 2-16 will catch them.
Why is Jungle Cock so hard to get in US?
How many patterns call for it? How popular are those flies? I'm sure it relates to demand, the local shop stocks what they can sell locally. I used some JC back in the '70s (very few) on the east coas
Streamer and other fly recommendations for Hybrids and Striped bass
I have no experience with fishing Texas and I have never fished for striped bass in a lake. I have however fished extensively in the salt for stripers and live to fish their spawning runs up our fresh
3/8 vise inserts
This pedestal base from Bass Pro is only $20.00.  If all you need is stem holder, it might be the cheapest way to get them.  I've had one of the bases, and the holder is still working after
Finishing deer hair popper faces
Nice video. I do basically the same thing. Back when I tied bass bugs commercially I took the time to make templates to trim every bassbug exactly the same out of what I think they call acetate(plast
Hamilton Co., TN
Anyone know of any warmwater fishing opportunities in and around Hamilton County, Tennesee? I'm heading up next friday and satying until thanksgiving withn a good friend. We plan to fly fish and use t
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
If you want to make it to Deltona this Christmas, I'll take you out on the St. Johns River for a try at some Florida Sunfish and Bass !!!
Lake Mead anyone?
You're right it was Havasu, my bad. Still worth a trip for some stripers and other bass though. I was also surprised to see that the Nevada state record Salmon was caught there in such a deserty
Fall Au Sable pike
Ben I just built the two hander for myself and one for my fishing buddy this spring, but I tell ya what, I agree 100%....We started using them for trout (I built 12ft 5/6wts) back in April, and I bet
Just got a skiff!
That is one heck of a nice flats rig. Propped right and handled right it should launch in shallow water and skim through the skinny stuff. I always loved center consoles and had a couple but bass boat
My Private Lake fishing report...!!!
So my brother who I havent seen in about 7-8years comes out to go Bass fishing with me in Texas for his birthday on a private lake Ive been trying to get on for close to two years... I use to belong t
2 pc. Vs. 4 pc.
... If I'm ever forced to buy a 4-5-6 piece rod because of availability, the first thing I'll do is super glue some of those joints.   Now that's funny, I don't care who you are. For me, it's
Fast Action Rod?
don,t go this alone.. i was lucky to have two older friends tha took me fishing with fly rods for bass..they even tyed their deer hair bass bugs and man did they catch fish..join a club, what ever it
November Flies from the Vise
Tying for a Casting Carolina function on 11/14. Georgetown SC bass lake.
​Mogup, Thank-you for the good wishes.  A good feature is its weight.  The vise does not move about when putting tension on the hook.  I tye mainly saltwater flies, hope to do som
Tenkara is just for little fish...
i don,t know if tenkara is for small fish but it does increase your respect for 8" bluegill and 12" bass..
Show Us Your Tube Flies
The Q-tip is not an original idea, read about it somewhere. Experimenting with inner and outer sleeves from coffee stirrers and drinking straws. My issue is getting a hook to seat snuggly at the rear
Show your bench
guitar or bass? may I ask?
I learned something today
I am off today, so I got up early and set out to catch a good bass like I have not caught in a while. Lots of movement in the shallows, but no takers for the zonker streamer. I realized this was not g
Are shrimp eyes a necessity
    How is The Lake fishing after the hurricane?   I hear it's still pretty good. It's really high and still rising though. I haven't been out on the lake since the storm.. mainly b
WTB used Bass Bug/ SW Type of lines 8-9 wt
I had a little emergency pop up and I need to deck out two rods by the 28th. Looking for a 8 and a 9 wt line in a Bass Bug,Tarpon or Redfish taper.
Maggie Valley, take two!
Heading back to Maggie Valley, NC. Gonna be fishing Johnathon Creek for four days. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of Nov. Air temps look like they'll range anywhere from 9-80 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm not s
KDM - Krystal Dub Minnow
Used this one to catch a few Bass the other day; had not used a dubbing loop in a while. Forgot that it makes for some effective fishing flies.   [youtube][/youtube
Capt Bob has a good point. My warm water (bass, sunfish) colors would greatly differ from my trout colors.   For trout, cphubert copied my answer,,LOL,, Grizzly, brown, med blue dun, black, and c
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
Do not mess with thermal shock!   I used to fish out of a float tube a lot. Small lake stuff.   Neopremes were all that worked then and even then the temptation to over stay on the water let
Carrie Stevens style
I would use the hook length as a reference and make the finished length a little longer than the hook itself. The length of 1/4" past the hook bend is not excessive and will most likely catch fish th
Back from a long break
Welcome back to the active side of the site, Ron.  Point of focus for me is sunfish and bass.  No trout in Central Florida and no interest in salt water.   Looking forward to your contr
Looking for an advanced fly tying book
Other than the Fly Pattern Database on this site I do not know of a book referring material list to fly patterns listed by material used. As far as pattern books most are for flies for the targeted ty
Bass fly line question
Last year I found in the basement an 8 weight sink tip line that I had never used. I have successfully used it for two seasons, but am wondering if a better quality line would produce even better res
Any snake ID out there?
They don’t have feelings, but we do. So, if it is coming my way, I feel like it is chasing me... :) Seriously, I have heard about enough moccasin incidents, and witnessed one, to feel like mocca
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Hey vicrider,       I do not see where I am on the list.  Please add me as I will be tying some articulated streamers for the larger type fish  that can be used
October flesh from the vise
Btw I did one fly in the pic but took another profile to show the flashiness of it. Noticed the bass liked my scuds tied in same dubbing so I incorporated that into the craws.
Best Retailer for Materials
Almost every one who asks this question gets the same answer, but usually from a different mix of people.  There are hundreds of "good" and better places to get materials and supplies.  Ever
What flies to start with?
Where can you find lake trout within 1 or 2 hours of Philadelphia? I've lived and fished my entire life in this area and Don't know of a single lake close to philly with lake trout. I assume you are t
Hello from NJ and Pa
Hey all,    I just wanted to say hello to the community and tell a little about myself. As most of you do, I too love to fish. I have always been a bass fisherman (with a good mix of sunny's
Strip Rattle and Roll
If you have ever fished for bass, you know that in most instances, a rattle helps attract them.  They are also attracted big baits.  Things that push lots of water.  I created this fly
Hillbilly Bonefish
Kind of the reverse of catch and release and Large Mouth Bass.  There are those who argue that catch and release doesn't truly impact the overall populations.   Is the "take and kill" policy
medium vs fast action
I primarily fish for bass I prefer a fast action rod even if over lined for the reasons salty mentioned, only reason I don't mind being over lined is I often don't have much room to cast and over line
Intruders for Trout
That must be because pictures of trout rarely show the average 10-14'  size fish that get caught. Mainly,  lunkers -- 20" and up -- get screen tests. And then, many of those are caught on ba
Sparkle Pops
I initially used sparkle flakes on my poppers but in my search to make my own Loco Foam I stumbled across transfer foil which, at least in Hobby Lobby, is now called Art Deco foil.  I have to coa
New Float Tube Brand Coming to U.S.
I am currently saving up money to buy a float tube. I had been looking only at brands that are manufactured here in the U.S. (Classic Accessories, Creek Co., Outcast); not necessarily because they wer
I need something better than toothpick/end of paint brush Hard to get consistencey for sure. This might work....
Crazy Dad With Under Water Footage
This small crawdad streamer works so well, I was catching fish I want even targeting with it.  I went out fishing for carp, and got a carp and even some smallmouth bass.  In fact, the carp I
Ordering online
I have a Bass Pro shop about 80 miles away.  Been in three times and was ignored each time. Cabelas is abut 160 miles away with a Bass Pro shop close to it. I end up ordering online. If I want so
Materials List for a Beginner
I’m  new to the Fly Tying Forum and  I’m very new to fly tying and fly fishing for that matter.  I started tying flies just a few weeks ago.  Right now I have a very ba
Couple days on the Au Sable
Spent a couple days back up on the Au Sable with my fishing buddy Mark. Had a great time as always. Nothing overly big this time but some decent 12"-14" trout and a wide variety of species on the spey
Hi from Central Ohio
I'm new to the forum but have been trout and bass fishing for 60 plus years.  I seem to be enjoying trout fishing and tying trout flys more these days.  Joined a trout club in northern Ohio
Homemade Shanks
I use wire shafts made for inline spinner baits.They are .024",.030",.040" and .050".They cost about $2 for 25pk and the wires are 3"-7" long depending on the diameter.I use jewelry pliers from walmar
New Guy From Florida But Moving
I grew up fishing for panfish, and bass in the northeast.  Moved west and spend a very long time fishing for trout in the Rocky Mts.  Fished from Canada, to Cancun.  Settled after retir
Classic wet fly swap
Going to run by bass pro tomorrow and hopefully find some fine tinsel but other than does anyone have any tips or corrections? Thanks!
September flies from the vise
This morning's 2 brown shellback shrimps. 3rd is clear from early experiment. Bass love these.
For Dubbing?
  Oh I don't know, maybe "lint"?  Or your could try "lint for dubbing" on google and get even more information.  Hard to believe you managed to find nothing... I'm talking about th
Mop Fly Variant
the blue is a middle blue not dark and not baby blue came from a duster at dollar store.  i use it for bluegills, crappie and have caught plenty of bass to 15inches
Not fly fishing buy might be sort of tying
I use to thread a twist tail worm or "Bass Assassin" type soft plastic on the hook.  Get it set on there straight, back it off about 1/4" or so, then put a drop of superglue on the hook.  Sl
Adams Superfly SBS
Nice Adams mod. Size 12 is great bass salmon steelhead sizes. I have bass in jersey none of others but tie I will. Definite floater no need for frogs butt
Swap fly caught fish pictures,
From my first swap a year ago.   2nd Annual Largemouth/ Smallmouth..As long as it floats swap.   Dorado. bentwing.  jjs89y.  Mandog.    The last two were caught today on
Free Kindle fishing books for today
I haven't read these but they are free for a short time. DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BASS FISHING: A PRACTICAL STEP BY STEP BLUEPRINT FOR : BASS FISHING TIPS 101 eBook: Fred Roberts: Kindle
Hello from the SF Bay Area
Welcome to the site, KM.  I work, for a couple of weeks a year, South of Stockton.  Plenty of small bass and trout waters over there.   Good luck finding tying and fishing partners.
Walker's Wiggler
Acrylic. The multi color was $4 and dog brush$7. But I'm not really satisfied with it. Couldn't blend flash and different colors together and not lots breathing action. The solarez flex won't all
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
blah blah blah.    Turns out even the ecosystem-destroying northern snakehead is having next to no quantifiable impact in the waterways it is inhabiting- tidal reaches of the Potomac, e
Micro streamer colors - which one works for you?
Hi guys,    I have a question regarding colors for  streamers. I use micro streamer to catch grayling, chub, perch and black bass. Sometimes trout because  where I fish I go often
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