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Old 03-05-2010, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: First post..... ever. What type of line/leader for pan fish?

I've found that slower works better, especially bass poppers on the surface. The oldtimers rule of them was cast it out, let the ripples disappear, then give a sight twitch or movement to the fly (and it only has to barely move, though you can experiment), then let the ripples on the surface disappear. Bass have a curiosity and it's often the splat from the cast that catches their attention or a little bit of movement. They cruise over and suddenly they get a tantalizing little movement that triggers a reaction strike. They can get put off, though, if you overdo it or work too fast. Bass like an easy meal.

With panfish and bas streamers, I give a short strip, wait 2-3 seconds, the strip again. Sometimes slower.
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