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A Mickey Finn for Finnatics
Nice job.  Great fly in warm water for Crappie and Bass.  Also great in rivers that hold sauger.  In cold water, this is one of the streamers I always have on hand.  Bigger Brookie
Newest New Guy
Welcome to the site, Sean. Originally from Indiana ... living in Florida since '92.  Sunfish and Large Mouth Bass are my targets.
Floatant spray for deer hair bass bugs Who uses what?
I find I rarely have to use floatant on anything anymore especially bass bugs which I can't get to sink without lots of lead. When I do use a floatant it's a rub on paste such as mucilin green. I doub
Best's "Production Fly Tying" comparing editions
Having been described as a cheap bass turd ... I'd go with the $6.00 copy.  If you're getting it just to have a copy, go with the original.    If you're getting it for the patterns and
Reel for winter steelheading
Bryon,   I'd look intp the Redington Behemoth 7/8 too.  It not only has a sealed drag but one that has stood up to some pretty rigorous use in the salt too on bigger fish. Near the same pric
Skinwalkers
Very cool. Bass ought to slurp those things. SBS?
Nice end to a good weekend
Don't post many fishing stories because, let's face it, I don't catch enough fish or just go fishing enough to really warrant it. But this weekend has been good. Spent Saturday and Sunday fishing Mont
Articulated Rainbow Streamer
A while back, a subscriber and customer of mine requested that I make a large articulated streamer for him.  He wanted something for large browns pushing 30" that are primarily predatory in a lak
September Flies From the Vise
I've been tying up some flies for the Casting for Recovery retreat my salt water club is hosting on September 30th.  It takes place on a private lake in South Jersey.  Targets are bluegills,
Brahma Bugger
What is commonly called the "brahma" bugger is an improvement on the original wooly bugger due to its incredible look, and movement when under the water.  This fly pulsates due to the chickabou a
Hello from so cal
Hello and welcome Gills, gar and shoal bass
furled leaders vs hand tied leaders for bass
I've never noticed bass being leader shy or any need of soft presentation, seems they like a little splash down. My bass leaders do taper- sometimes- 20#>15#>12#> 8#.. but that's kinda "I lik
high mountain creek dry fly fishing
Good video ... lots of little fish on the hook. You say things like, "Just look at those colors" ... but you don't hold the fish close enough to the camera for that to happen. I found out, with my G
5wt line on 6wt rod
It depends on how the rod casts a 6wt line now and what that line is. As mentioned some lines are 1/2 wt over, some even a full weight over the rating. Others are dead on, or like my old Orvis line
Nice long day on the river
. That's a nicely bronzed fish. I'm guessing the river is very shallow? Yes much of the river is quite shallow; depths range (in that section) from less than a foot to may e 6-7 feet. That fish came
Old Fenwick Rods
Hello everyone, and sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I have a question about these two old Fenwick rods I got from someone. I have no plans on selling them, but I'd at least like to know
Chernobyl Ant
So the chernobyl ant doesn't really look like an ant.  I guess its closer to maybe a hopper imitation?  Even that is very suggestive.  However this fly seems to produce very well, espec
Jellystone
Jellystone -- snipped from a bass tube. Dimpled on a needle. Tied (loosely) to a thread-wrapped hook. Then glued in place. Legs sewn in with a rubberleg needle. ...........the rubberleg stitch...
Bully Bluegill
The bully bluegill fly seems too simple to catch fish.  However that is far from the case.  This fly catches fish, and catches them well.  In fact, it could be considered one of the bes
Difference between genetic, India and Chinese
As I understand it the chicken originated in India and has since spread throughout the world (for obvious reasons.) It has been bred to increase its size and egg output and, to a lesser degree the col
Guadelupe River with a 3wt...
Interesting video.  I thinks it's funny that you tell viewers not to grab the rod above the handle on your first fish, then proceed to do it on almost every fish. Nice catfish ... not large by ca
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
Wipers for sure (aka sunshine bass, white bass x striped bass hybrids. Sterile, occurring in places where theyre hatchery stocked) they are little tanks and will fight very hard until theyre just abou
How do you like to land larger smallmouth?
 Actually I took the OP to mean he pointed the rod tip at the fish Rocco, .I could be wrong though.   Mike , bass have bones around the mouth, heavier than on trout ( we do a lot of both kin
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
Every time I've fished the lakes and channels in New Orleans, I've caught tons of Rio Grand (or Texas) Cichlids.  It's the only North American cichlid ... but considered an invasive species in NO
Stomach contents
Nice job Denduke Bass would rip that up also.
Elk Hair Caddis
The elk hair caddis should be a staple in all dry fly fishermans boxes, if they aren't in there already.  This fly is probably one of the most effective and versatile dry flies ever created, and
How to Make Perfect Booby Eyes (Video)
I have a similar set of foam cutters.  Never thought of putting the smaller ones into a drill.  I do mine the same way that flytire does, just tie in a foam cylinder then trim them to the si
Source of foam for fly box
I'm looking to purchase some foam in order to customize a Plano compartmented box for bass flies and large streamers.   I need some material that is in the 1/4" to 3/8" range so I can cut it into
The new kid on the block
I fish for bass and sunfish.  I have a 14# test mono leader and a 6# or 10# test tippet.  The combined total length is approximately equal to the rod, with about 2 feet of it tippet. You mig
Pigeon Forge/Gattlinburg TN
I have fished the river across from the Orvis store. Mostly caught rock bass. Heard the Little Piegon River is good for smallmouth. For trout go into the park. Just pull off when you see a likely spot
Modern Mickey Finn
Yeah, it isn't for everyone, and it isn't meant for casting. My clients keep buying them, so I keep making them. It isn't any harder to fish than any huge saltwater fly. Remember I'm not a fly fisherm
My Take On A Couple of Reels
For inexpensive reels I like the Okuma Serria and the Bass Pro Dogwood Canyon. Both are disc drag. I own more than one of each. On more than one occasion I have had smallmouth make the Okuma scream. T
Boca Surf
Thanks guys! I was thinking it should be better than up here in Daytona area. We don’t have much structure to speak of in the shallows on the beach. Didn’t think of peacock bass, wasn&#
6 foot fly rod for tight stream fishing
I've been really enjoying the pair of 4 wt rods I built late winter to early spring this year. So far only still water fishing. I think the Anglers Roost 10ft 4wt controls the line nicer than about an
She cleans up well
Yep, if you take care of them they will last a long time.  Here is my 1983 Charger bass boat that I bought used in 1986 and have used every year since.  In fact I had it out on the lake yest
Question about a deer hair top water bass fly ?
A number of years ago my son bought a simple bass bug that caught large and small mouth readily. It was very basic, chartreuse in color overall, Seems to me it had a bit of orange on it as well, cigar
July Flies From the Vise
Freestyle. [attachment=68358:A895A32C-7120-43A2-9969-47376D13C1B7.jpeg] It caught this bass, and four more like it in under an hour. [attachment=68359:804C6CF4-A063-4B91-AD5E-39A1B1E1D0E3.jpeg]
Au Sable trout & bass
As I said on the phone, beautiful Trout and Bass !!!
Body Material for Saltwater Popping Bugs
Thanks to all of you guys (and/or ladies) for the responses.  The first place I'll check out is Bass Pro since we have one here in our little town (Daphne, Al).   The one that I'm tying (or
Panfish poppers?
Who makes a good panfish popper? Or even a good bass popper
Golden Shiner Bass Pattern
A friend told me that stripped bass were biting on gold spoons below the dam, So I decided to make some golden shiners:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ecQcxLIRIg
Killiefish/Mummichog imitations?
Hi,   I mostly fish saltwater in the northeast and am pretty new to fly tying. I buy the majority of my flies but supplement my flybox with some homemade flies. Recently, the area I fish in
Fifty Fly Project
Bass Popper, Ernest Peckinpaugh, 1915
There's a little place I know...
The answer is simple and is anything but unusual in ponds or little lakes. To many fIsh not enough fish food. If you want bigger bass start eating the bass and the blue gill to thin the heard. There
My First Bamboo Rod
For those of you who either can't wait for a bamboo rod or, just want a slower graphite - check out Bass Pro's 270 rods. These are a blast to cast, slower action, and cost around $150! Pair the rod u
fishing report, Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 16 June
We switched over to fly fishing gear this week and found a few fish on each outing.  Early in the week I had Benjamin Vial aboard to fish for tarpon at night locally in Biscayne Bay.  Ben is
Hatches Blog Post - How to Tie an Easy Zonker Fly Pattern
An easy to follow fly tying video of a Zonker style pattern for trout or bass.[url=http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2018/06/14/how-to-tie-an-easy-zonker-pattern/]View the full article[/url]
Help a fishing noob go fishing
The first thing I would do is find a local bait and tackle shop (not a big superstore like Bass Pro but a Mom and Pop's type place). The tackle shop guys are usually very helpful in offering advice on
Casting Practice aka Pretend Fly Fishing
Still an interesting topic. I practiced in my yard for about ten minutes when I picked up a fly rod. I thought it was incredibly dumb of me since there was zero chance of catching a fish in my yard. S
Whiting hackles
All I can is thank God I dont tie trout flies any more or have the need for high quality hackle..I still have pieces of a #1 Metz from close to 50 years ago thats gets me by for the warm water stuff I
Fishing freshwater south Orlando FL
I am a little familiar with the area ... but it's been more than a decade since I fished any of those ponds.  I do remember catching a lot of 4 and 5 pound bass.
Smallmouth time, my favorite
Gorgeous river and nice picture of the bass.
Cooling shirts
Which "cooling shirts" are you guys talking about? If you're talking about the normal type of "fishing shirt" that is made of the lighter weight material and has a back vent and arm vents then I use t
June Flies From the Vise
It's been a couple months since anything meaningful came off my vice.  I've had this largemouth bass fly idea bouncing around in my head for some time, so I finally sketched it out and tied one u
best flies for small lake in late summer
rockworm, I use natural and dyed rabbit. For smaller streamers I will use pine squirrel. Most common colors for bass are crawfish and chartreuse. You know the saying for bass. Ain't no use if it ain't
Lil bass buggin
I'm sorry fshg2 for the confusion. I avoid the ones you posted now. I shoulda been more specific about "hard foam". The styrofoam hard or soft doesn't last for me. The ones I shoulda called out ar
Bream/Panfish Box swap
 Yep, I hope I didn't screw this up but damned if I just didn't finish 19 & 20 a short while ago. As I looked at them I thought, hell, I'd be set at any of our local ponds for most anything.
I got what on what!
Just got back from my trip to NC. Started by visiting my brother in Raleigh area. He took me to the Harris Res. for top water bass. He's throwing his rubber frog and I'm using my 9wt to throw my deer
Places to find Good Bucktail?
Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. I have gotten some real nice Bucktail from both.
Perfection loop
I use perfection loops quite often, especially in the canals/ponds when targeting peacock bass. Usually these waters have lots of grime and whatnot, so a leader that doesn't pick up a lot dirt is bett
Carrying two rods
One 6-8 wt rod at a time, the choice of wt being somewhat dependent on wind and such. the fly end taper of my 8&9wt lines is about the same as a 3wt so I have fished down to #24 with it and caught
The Golden Missile
----The Golden Missile----   I had been looking forward to the summer of 2016 for quite some time.  For the same reason, the women in my life were both anxious and nauseous as they dreadfull
Bull Reds
Their life cycle is fascinating; the exact opposite of striped bass. When the immature stripers are heading out, the immature reds are heading in. Their ranges overlap here; I've caught stripers and r
Some time on the river
River has been fishing really tough the past two days, and the cold that has moved in isn't helping. Managed a couple small trout and bass/walleye today but that is about it. Heavy hatch of caddis and
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