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Old 06-20-2012, 02:45 PM
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I am an avid bass fisherman but have never experienced hooking a bass on a fly rod. I am new to fly fishing in general so I am salivating over the thought of hooking a smallie/ bucket mouth on a fly rod.

I have a 5 weight so I am good in that department but what I really want to learn is what I should be throwing in terms of flies. If you could only take 5 flies with you to try and hook a bass which flies would you bring?

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Clouser minnow, some sort of crayfish/crawdad whatever you call them, popper of some type, dalhberg diver, and probably Lefty's Deciever. That should cover your fly basics.
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Geoff is right on there, if I had to change anything I might replace one of those with a bugger, but I don't know which I'd replace, as they're all good!
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Rip, is the second pictured fly a seaducer/homer Rhodes shrimp?
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Default Re: New to Bass on the Fly

I'll agree with everyone.
90% of the time I'm throwing a popper, clouser or craw. Must be a thousand craw patterns out there.
For something different, I'll use a white zonker occasionally. Good baitfish imitation.
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Great stuff, thanks!
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Popper with a concave face and rubber legs
Beadhead Bugger
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Popper
Clouser minnow
Wooly bugger either bead head or not and black is a good color
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FROGS!!! There is nothing more exciting than a bass exploding on a frog on the surface. They hit frogs HARD, trying to kill them before they eat them (as best I can tell). It's awesome.

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I also carry Clousers (chartreuse/white, red/white, blue/white mostly), Beadhead Woolly Buggers (olive, black), seaducers, deceivers, and other streamer flies for the lowly hours during midday when bass are less likely to hit frogs on the surface. But as soon as clouds roll in or the sun gets low and the bass move up shallow again, I tie on a frog. That's fun stuff.
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