10-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Re: Just getting into fly fishing... (about flies)
Great advise already given. This is just an FYI. Just because a fly pattern is not listed as a "bass" or panfish fly, does not mean it can't be used as such. Since Orvis has been mentioned, they've got some flies on sale right now@ 70% off, and their quality is excellent.
Check out these, all of which will work fine for bass or panfish in appropriate sizes.
Cartoon Salmon Fly
Gibb's Golden Stone
Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny
I tie the majority of the flies I use, but have purchased flies a few times from Orvis when they're on sale. When I saw this sale I bought a streamer pattern & that Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny, with the idea they can be used for bass or in saltwater. Get on their mailing list & check the sales!
There are sources that have flies priced less, but it never hurts to save money on better quality when you can.
Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!