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Largemouth Bass

Hey thanks everybody as this was my first post. I appreciate the warm welcome. I just learned this pattern from a Reuben Martin video via youtube. I'd like to tie some even bigger maybe 7XL hooks. Hel
Got a couple rainbows yesterday
Haha, im not a purist, i love fly fishing but chasing bass with the fly rod just isnt practical this time of year in my area, thanks!
Fly nameing
Walton listed 12 flies and three or four of them had the hackle palmer, I think, Dame J. also listed the same or similar flies. So, the palmer method may be as old as fly tying. Tough Walton's flies h
Non-fly rod caught fish
Nice shad, Poopdeck.  I haven't fished for American shad in years.  Did a lot of fishing for them off the wing dam at New Hope/Lambertville with spinning tackle before I took up fly fishing.
The bird fly
I watched a LMB try to eat a mallard once, duck was about half grown, appeared fully feathered  and yet couldn't/didn't  fly, the bass wasn't quite big enough to swallow the duck but pulled
Steve, with the exception of Peacock Bass all of the exotics were either dumped or are escapees.  Lots of theories on if it was little Tommy aquarium owner or some fish farm/aqua culture entity p
Back on the river today
The suckers spawning in Maine display a lot of red in the side, almost blood red. The ones we have here on the cape get bigger though but are kind of tan looking by comparison ( in the water)... 
Old Glory
25 years ago, I was at a fly-fishing expo at L.L. Bean, where Lefty was signing copies of his new saltwater patterns book. Attendance was sparse and somebody else was speaking at the moment, so I had
Dubby Bunny Baby Bow
This fly works awesomely for bass.  I have tied it in many color combos already.  One perch coloration, a baby brown trout coloration, and now a baby rainbow coloration.    I have
Simple Weedless Bass Streamer
Hello timeflies,   That pattern works really well, I have tied similar flies on a Gamakatsu Offset Shank Worm EWG hook. I use size 4 and 2 with various patterns throwing up in Pepper Grass and ar
Anyone Fish Out of a Float Tube
I used to fish out of a tube a lot and it is a lot of fun but..   I never got proficient at fly casting sitting that low to the water and w/o ground contact as a firm platform. Instead I use
Big Boys are Coming
With all the flavor-of-the-month materials out there, I still haven't found much that out-fishes the real thing. I'm a huge fan of Icelandic sheep hair and wool in general; it puffs up in the water, a
Animal hair that sinks?
Royce Dam,The Buz Buszek Award is the highest fly tying award the FFF gives out. Royce Dam won it in 1994 and he is the foremost fly tier that uses wool for flies.    Get his book, The Pract
Dragon Fly Wings
I hoping to tie up so Dragon flys for top water bass fishing.  Having a hard time finding what material to use for the wings.  Hoping it can be some what durable and take some hits from hope
Universal Nymph- great all around pattern
Hi,   I'm glad that you find the model interesting. Here is a link for step by step: The fly was invented by Steve Schweitze
Warm Water “Top to Bottom” Swap
Okay, okay, I'll do it. Top, middle and bottom. Half sized for the bait and half sized for the fish that eat the bait. That about right? No tags needed unless you bring enough for everybody and deer h
Hello from Canada
I've been lurking for a while and thought it was about time to say hello. I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada. I've fished all my life, but only began fly fishing about 5 or 6 years ago, and just took up tyi
Bead Head Wooly Bugger on a Jig Hook
Hi Philly,   Great looking flies and both would do quite well here at Ole Sam. The crawfish color always catches fish here on just about every fly pattern.   I normally keep 4 Fly Rods on my
B10s - Saltwater hook?
Just beware that it is very bendy and thin wired. I had a peacock bass open up a #2 the other day, and he was only around 3lbs.    I think you're going to Louisiana right? May want to use so
For $150 you can get everything you need to get started and then some. My advice would be to spend most of your budget on two items: the vise and good fly tying scissors.     For t
Demo/ Test Flies
Guys, help a brother out and test some flies for him!! Even if you enjoy tying as much as I do, I always enjoy trying new patterns especially if someone is asking me to   I'll happy to throw some
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
Michael, Michael, you best never come to MN for walleye opener.  You'd be sure to have a lot of barbed hooks in your cheeks. See, in MN (unless it's changed) the walleye and northern open two wee
I have an Orvis Depth Charge on my 6 wgt.  I used it a lot up in Ontario when fishing for smallmouth and pike.  I normally cast and retrieve with it.  A couple of times I've used while
Willie the Pimp - recipe?
The second one is the one I've seen pictures of. There was a short thread on here before about this fly with a couple pictures and I tried at that time unsuccessfully  to locate a recipe. It look
Global warming?
Global warming/climate change is about climate, not weather, and on a global, not local, scale. Yeah, this winter sucks. I'm usually bass fishing by now but we just got two or three inches of snow tod
April Flies From The Vise
Some Bass......Some Bass is gonna knock that clear out of the ball park! Stellar job Mike.
Casting with tippet rings/swivels
In MN it is legal to use up to 3 flies on a flyrod only. I often used a trace of wet flies while panfishing the lakes around our summer camper on seasonal lake lot. Fishing from docks it was surprisin
Jerk Fly - walking the dog
Well lets be honest here, this is not the easiest fly in the world to tie.  However, the versatility of it, and the effectiveness is absolutely amazing!  Its also durable, and has the abilit
9' 9wt Saltwater rod
Still LOL, that,s funny..if i was building rods to sell, i would try to build the same as yours but since i build for me only i build to my taste..i like fly rods under 8' and built to cast with both
Yearly trips
Sweet man! When you swing by Miami consider doing some peacock bass fishing. And also hope it doesn't get cold again as that'll turn the tarpon off...
Question re spun and stacked deer hair
I tried the glues and UV but it looks like i,m throwing stones at the water..i tried preping and gluing different threads to the shank even fly line backing but i just don,t want to put the time in to
9' 10wt Musky rod
I like would make a nice rod for Big Bass Bugs..a 10 wt. would do it.
Hello from Fort Worth
Welcome to the site, Lee.  Glad to have you aboard. Nice bass fly examples.
Purple and Pink stimulator type of nymphs
Pink has always been a good color for me for all baits and fish over the years, particularly for smallmouth bass. Purple has always been a go to color in dark water or on dark days. Certainly not anyt
DIY Shanks
that's great!  I'm hoping that is the case for some warm water reservoirs here.  I have not fished them yet, but gave these above to a buddy who is going bass fishing in Idaho next
Redington Classic Trout
I don't know anything about it.  So I did a quick check on reviews. Nobody's got anything bad to say about it.    Description I read: "Its fluid bend runs nearly all the way down to t
That looks great, I've been wanting to try a couple patterns for my bass box.  Good thread!   Jeff
Cap't Bob, you do spend a lot of time doing knots and leaders for your rigging. Makes sweetwater gear fishing or fly fishing simple by comparison. One thing I've also grown to depend on over the years
Leaders for large Streamers
Bass and sunfish seeker here ... my leader is 6 to 7 feet of 14# test mono.
Jig Patterns
I've found the size 10 1/80 jig heads work real well for smaller bass and sunfish here in Texas. I have used up to the size 8 1/64 jigheads when I want a slightly larger hook, but the 1/80 is my bread
Dubby Bunny
This fly is one that a friend showed me a while back.  In fact you saw me fish with him this past summer.  Kyle is his name, and he is the one who took me out on his bass boat to fly fish fo
March Flies From The Vise
These are some bass size mop flies I've been paying with.   These two are intended for salt water.   My attempt at a Cinder Worm.  We have a decent hatch on the South Jersey shore.
Mono rigging
Poopdeck..i have fished all those ways that you mention but flyfishing catches way way more fish than any other method i have tried..i didn,t know there was so many fish in our state until i started f
10ft 4wt Xi Series rod
that's it, I think you just said it.its a little difficult to get a tight loop to make it carry far with that rod, where as that orvis rod I was handedcorrected even my first cast, it was a little wei
Spawning season
I would have thought that catching largemouth bass off a bed would hurt the population of largemouth, but the research seem to indicate that it does not. As far as I know there is no such evidence for
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
I've fished south central Vermont, Ludlow  and Plymouth(birthplace of Calvin Coolidge) area for many years during the late spring and through the summer.   I've caught trout in July and
April Fools Warm Water Swap...
Got the first half dozen easy but now the dilemna. For years I've spent fishing bass with bait and spin gear. When I did use a fly rod for bass or pike I will admit to using store bought poppers almos
Catfish on the fly
I've caught cats several times while bass fishing with crankbaits. Never while fly fishing for bass. I have caught many in clear ponds sight fishing. Drop just about anything that looks edible in fron
Big Catfish and a Broken 4wt
Nice eating size channel cat.   I've seen folks catch some good size crappie and even bass on the telescoping graphite crappie rods, aka the poor man's tenkara rod.  I'm in the process
Reverse Tied Minnow
These flies are easy to tie, and very effective on many species across the fly fishing spectrum.  From freshwater fish including trout, bass and walleye, to saltwater fish like speckled trout, re
looking for user reviews (vest vs. sling pack)
flyty1 I hear you -- I've had several vests that I liked over the years myself--very traditional ones from Bass Pro, and more tech-y ones made of super lightweight materials with special yokes for pro
rainbow trout game changer for tail water musky and striper
That was going to be my question, how does it cast. On bass eating trout, a POA near me buys a lot of trout  in the fall to feed their bass in small lakes through the winter, trout will be 
Homemade wading staff
I made one back years ago out of an old camera monopod that was collapsible and it worked "okay" the few years I used it. Honestly though in this day & age good wading staffs have come down a lot
Greetings from Austin
Welcome to the site, Garroyo.    I'm a warm water angler, too, here in Florida.  Sunfish of all species, a few bass here and there and a few Crappie when they're hitting. But I am a lit
Chile Bound... advice needed!
  Trout species, Bass species and other mostly C-n-R fish are harder to catch due to conditioning.   I'll assume that fish in remote areas may have never seen an artificial fly and catchin
Little work on the site
Steve,   Being ignorant of what it takes to make such change Ia m reluctant to make waves.    Applauding your cleanup start, I'd also propose the general idea of getting finer granulari
9ft 9wt 4pc IM8 custom
9ft 9wt 4pc IM8 custom rod for pike & bass just out of the drying cabinet this morning. This one has a braided seat with wood insert, burl corks grip & butt, dual stripper guides, snake runnin
Oh boy here we go!
Ummm ... I don't want to irritate anybody's "Cabin Inflammations" ... Pour proverbial Salt into Open Wounds, as it were ...   Supposed to be 84 on Saturday and I'm planning on testing some flie
A simpler floatier Rusty Spinner?
Well the bass poppers, Clousers, crabs, shrimp, and spoon flies are done, and am moving on to trout flies. Next up is Rusty Spinners. I have been tying them with hackle wings, microfibbet tails, and b
Just listened to the latest Orvis podcast and pink is the go to color for Texsan river largemouth bass. With the inspiration on here I've placed my "pink" order. Everything you can think of, you can a
Mono Eyes
Eyes are always fun - or not, depending on whether you simply buy them - or make them (or paint them - then bake them the way I do with Wapsi's presentation lead eyes..)   A few years back I disc
What weight dumbbell eyes for Clousers?
I could use any of those, I normally use bead chain though. Just enough to make the hook ride up or plenty to make the fly a jig. My take on it is deeper equals heavier and faster equals heavier and b
Fly Tyer's Dungeon- Thoughts?
Have you ever posted any bass patterns made with The Fly Tyer Dungeon's materials? I recently have begun to tie bass, musky and pike patterns. This is the box I tied for the Christmas swap, which I
Share your peeping caddis
Hi Bob,   - dubbing is a mix of different natural and synthetic fibers: hare mask, squirrel, cricetus  and purple, blue,  white, red and green synthetic  ones. - I use jig hoo
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