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Old 07-01-2011, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Help! Mayfly fly for smallmouth

Mayflys are hatching on Wilson. 7/1/11

I have fished the hatches for the last 30 years and have yet to have an issue with fish taking foam poppers.
Many times they will take a popping bug quickly even when there are hundreds of flies on the surface. Not sure why. We fish droppers when things slow down but many times end up catching more bream than smallies. Look for dark shadows cruising along sea walls or under trees where the bream, ducks, birds and squirrels are feasting. Many times the take of a smallmouth can be very suttle. Almost like a trout sipping flies from the surface. Other times a massive explosion. Have fun!
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