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Old 12-21-2015, 07:56 PM
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Hey all, I'm looking for a good source for bass flies. I looked at flyshack, L.L. Bean and a couple others but was wondering about quality of these or others. Ideally I'm looking for frogs, mice, poppers, and some bait fish ones. So, where's a decent place to look? ("Decent" being a balance between quality and price, I'm not so skilled that I won't send a $8 mouse zinging to the back 40 on an amateur cast).
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Google Miller's Fly Shop and check them out good flies - good prices.
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I recently purchased some warm water flies from www.breambugs.com. they specialize in bream, bass and crappie flies. Good prices as well.

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Thanks guys, I'll check them both out!
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Default Re: Bass fly source?

Little River Outfitters in Townsend, TN ties a fly they call a Knuckle Head....

Its an absolute killer on small mouth and I have hooked up some pretty fair LM on it also. Plus they have a great line of American mad poppers....
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Another good source is:

Bass Flies : Top Fly Fishing Flies & Gear at Wholesale Prices - Discountflies.com Online Fly Shop

Not bad prices either!

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Don't over look the many styles of flies designed for other species or waters. Although I tie & use flies that are popular for bass, I also use many other types when targeting bass. The bass don't care what we call them.

For example, there are fly patterns intended for Steelhead or Salmon that work equally well for bass, particularly Smallmouth Bass since most of these flies are used in riverine environments. Intruders and MOAL styles flies are some favorites of mine for SM bass and LM bass like them also. There are many "saltwater" flies that are excellent for targeting bass too. One of the first saltwater fly types I tied were Keys style Tarpon patterns, and I used them for LM bass.

Of course, some styles of flies are a better choice for the specific type of water being fished, and some will be equally effective in different types of water.

If I was listing the flies I've had the most success with for bass, they would be:
Clouser Minnow
Lefty's Deceiver
Clouser Half & Half
Seaducer
Poppers
Gurglers
Various rabbit strip patterns.

There are many others I've used with success but these have all worked well for me for a very long time, so I always carry them when chasing bass.

So, look around for sources for your flies, and include other key words than simply "bass flies" and you'll have a much wider range to choose from. I tie most of my own, but have purchased some to try, or to copy with my tying. There are some very good tyers around that provide excellent quality at reasonable prices. You may pay a little more from some, but the quality will generally be better too so the flies will last longer.

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waters edge fly co and rusuperfly.com are my main 2 websites I order from. Very durable and well designed flies from both sites!
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Check out TheFlyStop.com. Their flies have been great for me (mainly trout flies though), they have really good prices, and their customer service is awesome.

I had a fly that was coming unraveled when I received it, so I sent them an email letting them know, and wondering if I could get a replacement with my next order. Instead they sent 2 replacements out to me that day!
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I had to do some checking, but along the thought of what I was saying above, there's a friend of mine who sells flies on EBay that I can highly recommend.
His flies are primarily intended for Salmon, Steelhead or Sea run trout, but those I've purchased from him have been excellent for bass. His flies are not cheap, but also not as costly as you might find in a fly shop. He has some different color combinations not usually found from other sources.

Check him out! His EBay name is craig61848. Super reasonable shipping costs and he ships very fast too!
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