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Old 01-21-2008, 06:56 PM
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I am a stubborn dry fly fisherman! I'll try dry (Adams) when nothing is rising and often get them to come up. I started to learn to fish nymphs this year and caught my first one on a Pheasang Tail. It was great! I missed another one but I really want to learn a new dimension to my flyfishing!
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:01 PM
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I will admit it, I like using a dry fly when I can, but I always switch up to a pheasant tail or prince nymph when things slow up. It never fails to work on most waters.
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Question for you bass fishermen/women, is a popper considered a dry?
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:25 PM
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Question for you bass fishermen/women, is a popper considered a dry?
That is a very good question Joni! Not having many bass in this area, I am surprised they even sell poppers in the stores (I have seen them).
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Well sorta, I think most of us think of "dry flies" as small fluffy things used for trout, but a surface pattern sorta counts as a dry also.

I suppose the four categories of bass flies would be

1. poppers
2. divers
3. baitfish patterns (non-floating)
4. other (includes a huge variety- crawfish, terrestrials, etc)
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Could also be called 'Top water', or would that be considered terminology from the Darkside?
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Question for you bass fishermen/women, is a popper considered a dry?
Yes, you could consider a popper a dry fly, but you wouldn't call a dry fly a popper.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:36 PM
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Yes, you could consider a popper a dry fly, but you wouldn't call a dry fly a popper.


Depends on if I have the Hick-ups or if it is really cold LOL
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Joni,

Now that's funny!!
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Poppers (called the Miyawaki Beach Popper) are...pop-u-lar (god I'm a dork!!) in Puget Sound for cutthroat and resident salmon. They're not like bass poppers, but they do the same thing. Since you generally fish them like a streamer, it's not what I would call a dry fly.
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