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Largemouth Bass

Crap or Crop?
Typed this once so will try again. I call them specks, speckled trout, speckled perch, calico bass, sauc-a-lait, speckled bass, strawberry bass, and my favorite, papermouths. If limited to your option
What's laying on your table swap
No big rush Ken. March 16th looks good to me to have them in time for the crappie and bass starting strong here.   By the way. I found the greater the decibel reduction of the earplugs the quiete
Driving around Richmond, VA
Literally, I drove AROUND Richmond.  I started at the airport (East side) and headed north to Ashland.  There I met with PowerShooter (Bo Hamby) and visited with him for about 4 minutes.
Hello from Sweden
Hello everyone!     Joined and read for a while and just now saying hello. I've been flyfishing for a while now and really do love it. It is taking more and more over my life. In a good
Need to blow off steam
My worst reaction to someone who didn't respect my "space" was when I chucked a large Zara Spook (yes, I was bass fishing from my boat) across the bow of a jet skier who kept running circles near me.&
9' 7wt 3pc custom rod
It has blue accents, Chell may need it to catch some larger specimens in his bass hideout.... Twist arms...
Giant poppers...
@heavynets, Have you thought of going to bass pro with your design?
Something completely different
Sounds like a bass lure, like the ones pictured above, not a fly.  One of my favorite topwater lures when fishing with spinning or baitcaster rigs.
powder coat vs nail polish....
Flytire   1/32 I heat them with my heat gun about 2-3 seconds on each side before dipping them .. its important to clean eyes out while they are warm wire or a paper clip works well  th
A Curmudgeon Moment
I think I've been a "curmudgeon" since I was about 14.I was in the local BPS Fly Shop the other day and saw many colors of "Sili Worms" from Wapsi. Fine if someone wants to use them, stick a FLY HOOK
January Flies from the Vise
 For the local bass to chew on.
What is in this body?
I would say bass because it has freshwater hook. But would it work either way in the right colors. My guess is that there is an underbody. The hook shank does not seem to come right through the center
Jig Swap
Gotta be the first time hooks ever cost less in the fly tying section at bass pro.
Are all craft furs the same?
What Bimini said If all you are trying is little panfish flies and small streamers the Hobby Store stuff will work. For big Bass flies and salt water flies you will need the Extra Select Craft Fur.
Bass Pro Shops tools or good starter tool kits
Well , I've only used the bass pro tools and I'm very happy . Not likely I will buy any other brand or upgrade . They serve me well .
Using google earth to scout wading areas
Lol don't scare him guys!!   Yes there are many dangers in the water, but as long as you use common sense and be smart about things then you should be fine. I would also recommend wading (dependi
Fishing Logs
I did for about 2 months. I did not have the discipline to fill it out. I think my mind is a better repository for info then a crappy notebook or spreadsheet haphazardly filled out. Actually was more
Saltwater hooks
Eagle Claw Billy Pate hooks aren't too bad.  Monster barb is my only complaint.  Bass pro sells the hundred packs for twelve bucks.
Bulk Fly Storage
I'm pretty particular about fly storage.  While I'd love to have a nice wooden cabinet with drawers to store my flies, I have neither the room or the budget to build such a thing.  And, I lo
About musical taste?
[quote name="Flat Rock native" post="713624" timestamp="1514437835"]" not want to hijack the Song of the day thread..." No worries on that one Bim, Mike West beat you to it.... and I mean that i
best time of year to fish South FL
 I second swamp fly's suggestions.  I really don't have any good leads to targeting those two species on fly, as I have yet to cast a fly myself in the salt. I have caught plenty of both on
Crystal Bugger
Sorry McFly, wasn't trying to act "you're wrong I'm right!" Just would've been a huge leap from how they are now. Beautiful fly. One of my favorite patterns for bass fishing around here. Sorry for
South Ben Oren-O-Matic
Reditz, Where I learned to use a fly rod for trout, 9wt were most common, 8 wt next,and trout were about the only thing those guys fished for; bass rods of course had spinning reels, so it may depend
Paint for poppers?
I've done a very small amount with poppers but plan in the next few weeks to start messing with them a lot more based on some things I've learned here.  I made up about a dozen using nail polish
Any of you kayak guys have thoughts about the Anchor Wizard?
I know a few people who have the Anchor Wizard. The real advantage of this system is when fishing lakes or ponds that are real deep. Easier to crank the anchor up than trying to pull it up from 30 to
Its Popper Time again
Haven't been bass fishing in ages. Those poppers are quite something. Great work
6'6" 2wt 4pc #5
@ Flat Rock Native diy rod case 2" schedule 40 pipe..have store cut to rod length + 1/2"-1" end
Stonfo Dubbing Brush Machine
Has anyone ever used this? How did you like it? Would it work for making bigger dubbing brushes for bass and pike flies?
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
Will add the picture later. Thanks to Mainard for his terrific box of flies. Vicrider did an amazing job of coordinating a swap this large. Thanks for the extra materials. That is a big enough job by
6'6" 2wt 4pc #4
One of these days when I get time I'm gonna build a scale rod using just the 28" tip section from a 4pc.  Oooooo ... that would SOOOO work with bass and sunfish, too !!!
Bush Pig Streamer Materials
Maybe we're thinking of different things.   The craft fur I have is one of the softest, most "flowing" fibers in my cache.  It's the one I use the least, because of it's propensity to wrap
Perfection Loop
the perfection knot is the same knot used on snelled hook manufacturers. (eagle claw) for bait fishing, its held up for years. I wouldn't use it for big fish or salt but for trout, bass, etc. its fine
Show us your vessel
Usually I'm in dad's 165 bass tracker w/ 40hp merc.  When I'm out on the creek, putting around close to home, or soon to be out crappie fishing at night I take my starcraft starcaster 1600ds with
Stocker trout
bass and bluegill are native
December flies from the Vise
Tied for bass. Sized 10 and buggy
Chance for choice at Christmas Swap
I am pretty flexible. I can go for anything from panfish, to bass and saltwater if it helps you. Thanks Vic.
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
I'm sorry Mike but I have to disagree. I started with a kit from BPS, gifted to me, very similar. It was the bass tying kit not trout, but same vice and many same sub par materials. The vice doesn't h
AZTEC patterns?
the 'new' book i have is from 1968 :)   also called the "ozark weedless bucktail"   or the "arkansas bucktail"   https:/
Regal Vice ?
I've had a Regal with the midge jaws for more than 15 years now. I tie trout and bass flies. You can easily tie size 2, 4, or 6 streamers just by setting the hook back a little more into the jaws. For
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?
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.
Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout...
The whale videos are amazing. I hope to one day get my kids out to see this kind of stuff. I honestly can't think of anything more otherworldly than seeing large marine mammals leaving their world for
​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.
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