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Old 05-09-2013, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: A couple smallmouth

Thanks for the replies.
Not sure on what type fly I was even using,thinking a swimming frog?Looks similar to a sculpin/zoo cougar or a dalberg diver.Probably going to have to learn how to tie a few,as catching bass/pickerel took it's toll.
I've been lurking this site for awhile now,not asking to many questions but I certainly do a lot of reading.
As far as tippet size,I was using mono at first about 4' of 30 and 2' of 20lbs(6'),was thinking maybe that's why the fish weren't biting the steamers.Switched to fluorocarbon,still thick at 4'-40lbs to 2'-20lbs.I use it that thick because at times I can catch more pickerel then smallmouth.I like the way the fluro would sink a bit making the fly dive and then surface when stopped.
I still have to see how it goes without the baitcasters,I love throwing a buzzbait and big stickbaits in the fall.I thick a fly might resemble a big stickbait but the buzzbait...
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