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Old 06-30-2011, 05:07 AM
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Default Fly pattern question

I've been blessed with finding a decent amount of smallies and carp in a small stream near my home. Smallie flies or carp flies aren't what I question here. I have seen quite a few freshwater drum (sheephead as the locals call them here). They chase my clousers only to turn away at the last possible second. So...the question... Is there a fly pattern known to catch the bruts?
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In the past, I've caught drum on small silver/gray clouser minnows. You may also want to try some crayfish imitations. Good luck!
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I've only ever fished for Reds and pretty much any baitfish imitation works for them. Might try some EP minnow flies.
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I would imagine a gray over white clouser would do the job. I frequently catch them on minnows when I am crappie fishing.
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Strip as fast as you possibly can when you have one chasing. Give it the ole armpit tuck and double hand strip.
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The only ones I have ever caught were on clousers when I was fishing for Walleye and Crappie. Maybe try changing the size and/or color of the clouser you are using. If you can see the fish, maybe try a baitfish pattern that has very little weight to it so you can strip and then semi suspend it. Maybe they will hit it if you have a different retreive.
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Also, I just remebered this little bit. They tend to hit the smaller minnows and leave the larger ones, I would go small, and Like WT said, Strip fast.
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Small clousers and super stripping it is. Thanks all!
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