Re: Largemouth & Sunfish
McFly, my late night vampire friend,
Thanks for the tip. I have found the same thing with the woolybuggers.
I don't even "palmar" the hackle anymore, I just put a couple wraps at the bead head.
Most of the time I skip the chenille and use dubbing instead. I also don't use hackle on small flies. Sometimes I skip everything and just tie a marabou tail and wrap the marabou around the hook. This works the best with tiny streamers.
I have a 3wt, a 4wt, a 5wt, and two 6wts, and a 8wt, and a 9wt.
I'll use my 6 or 8 when I fly fish for carp next week, but for trout and the small fish I catch, I like my 1wt the best.
I guess it's the action that I'm after. And I love to catch a lot of small fish.
I would rather catch 20 small panfish than 1 giant bass! If I ever hooked a big largemouth, I would try to pull the hook out of his mouth as quick as possible. He would pull like a big carp and try to break my rod........ that's not fun fishing for me.
Years ago I would use heavy braid line on heavy tackle with big plastic things on a 3/0 hook. That's no fun at all for me anymore.
It makes me laugh at the idiots in the tournaments who yank the fish in the boats with 40lb test braid and heavy action outfits. LOL Thank God I don't have to do that for a living!
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