The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Warmwater Fly Fishing

Warmwater Fly Fishing Bass, Bream, Perch, etc...

Like Tree26Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 04:30 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 47
fr8dog is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

Find out when they spawn in your area. They move into really shallow areas with cover. I've pulled them out of 1 foot of water many times. Most times though, @ 3-4' on size 6 or 4 beadchain clousers. I tie up a few with light mono weedguards so I can throw into the sticks. The sink rate is usually a big deal, depending on how active they are. A few colors, some light, some dark, are all that I've ever found necessary.

They're fun on the fly, and when they are on you can catch a pile. Had some 100 fish days here. Keep 20 for the fryer, get the rest another day.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 04:34 PM
ia_trouter's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Iowa, Quad Cities
Posts: 1,369
ia_trouter is a glorious beacon of lightia_trouter is a glorious beacon of lightia_trouter is a glorious beacon of lightia_trouter is a glorious beacon of lightia_trouter is a glorious beacon of lightia_trouter is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

Impressive collection Jim, are you opening a flyshop?

I think I will try to tie a few of those. I have been catching a few crappie while targeting gills.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wray, CO
Posts: 65
muppetmullet81 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

Schminnows tied all in black or all in white with chain bead eyes instead of mono eyes and let the fly sink for a few seconds before you start your retrieve. That and clousers tied in pretty much any bright color you want but with chain bead eyes instead of heavy dumbbell eyes. Crappie are best caught with small jigs one conventional tackle so just try to copy that motion and you are in panfish paradise. Oh size 2 hooks are what I prefer as well.

---------- Post added at 06:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:43 PM ----------

Bigjim I just gotta say every time I see your flies I am blown away. You are truely a master of the craft. The attention to detail is just amazing. I hope one day my fly boxes will look even half as good as yours. Thanks for the inspiration.
bigjim5589 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 06:39 PM
tbblom's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boulder,CO
Posts: 780
tbblom is a splendid one to beholdtbblom is a splendid one to beholdtbblom is a splendid one to beholdtbblom is a splendid one to beholdtbblom is a splendid one to beholdtbblom is a splendid one to beholdtbblom is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

In Colorado, I've caught them on San Juans, bead head nymphs, small buggers, dry-dropper and small minnow patterns like deceivers or clousers. 3wt is a lot of fun for the smaller crappie we have here.
They're a great fish to chase away the skunk with... bass or carp don't want to play? Go for the crappie and gills!
bloomagoo likes this.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 07:46 PM
caseywise's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: sycamore, illinois
Posts: 4,233
Blog Entries: 1
caseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to caseywise
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

i've caught allot of crappie on a fly rod.
i get some good action from a #10 bh green weenie fly
fished slow with a wf-f line a slow retrieve.

Click the image to open in full size.

casey
bigjim5589 and oldtownpaddler like this.
__________________


ARFE
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 08:32 PM
frogg's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Schodack, NY
Posts: 125
frogg will become famous soon enoughfrogg will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

I've had a lot of fun targeting crappie with a flyrod! Most have been caught by stripping a pink woolly bugger in one of my local ponds.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
I have also brought a few to hand using a beadhead nymph in olive with a marabou tail.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.


Chris
bigjim5589 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 09:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Inverness, IL
Posts: 256
dakotakid has a spectacular aura aboutdakotakid has a spectacular aura aboutdakotakid has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

Amazing collection of flies BigJim. With so many to pick from, I'd have a hard time deciding what to use. Nice problem to have.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 11:15 PM
rickf's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 637
rickf is a jewel in the roughrickf is a jewel in the roughrickf is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

BigJim,

What a fine collection of flies! Sometimes I think it's more fun to tie the flies than it is to go fishing with them?

The unweighted ones with a sink tip line work the best for me. To be honest, sometimes I nose hook a Gulp Alive 1" minnow on a size 14 scud hook ....... now, that's a good minnow imitation !
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2013, 11:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,096
fq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickf View Post
BigJim,

What a fine collection of flies! Sometimes I think it's more fun to tie the flies than it is to go fishing with them?

The unweighted ones with a sink tip line work the best for me. To be honest, sometimes I nose hook a Gulp Alive 1" minnow on a size 14 scud hook ....... now, that's a good minnow imitation !
Only if you're a crappie tier. ROFLMFAO.
tbblom likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2013, 08:44 AM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 5,266
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Crappie on the fly?

Around here, black crappie are called calico bass and for me the best fishing for them is on sunny days in the early spring not long after ice-out
They school up in shallow south facing bays where the water is the warmest.
This can be a lot of fun as it's the first top-water action of the year.
Any kind of little poppers work as the calicos have the "feedbag" on after a long cold winter
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crappie with a Fly Rod? rickf Warmwater Fly Fishing 17 07-17-2013 04:50 AM
Monster crappie on my 2wt nick k Warmwater Fly Fishing 5 05-30-2013 06:01 AM
best crappie fly ? fly_guy12955 Coldwater Fly Fishing 16 05-19-2013 03:49 PM
catfish and crappie GeorgeMcFly Warmwater Fly Fishing 6 07-18-2009 12:40 PM
Crappie fishing Cliff Hilbert Warmwater Fly Fishing 4 01-21-2005 09:05 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.