Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Default new to fly fishing large mouth bass

    hi im brand new to fly fishing bass and ive done alot of research but im trying to figure out what flies would be good for this time of year for some bass and maybe some carp. I have the following flies: green and black wolly bugger, cone head bunny muddler, black and white pepper popper, and a couple clouser minnows.
    thanks!

    ---------- Post added at 08:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:46 PM ----------

    by the way, im in the Northern Va area fishing a few places between Ft belvoir and Quantico for anyone local.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Northern WI
    Posts
    1,003

    Default Re: new to fly fishing large mouth bass

    One of the best things about bass is that they aren't overly picky. Some of my favorite flies for them would be: Barr's Meat Whistle, Dahlberg Divers, Clousers, Decievers, and Wolly Buggers. If your fishery has them, crayfish flies are great choices too.

  3. Default Re: new to fly fishing large mouth bass

    I'm a noob too..

    So far I've caught two small LMBs both on a cork popper.

    This was useful for me..
    Fly Patterns For Largemouth Bass & Smallmouth Bass Video - Orvis

  4. #4
    mridenour Guest

    Default Re: new to fly fishing large mouth bass

    Buggers are my favorite for bass. I tie up some gawdy, ugly ones that seem to work better than just a plain olive or black one. Get some flashabou in there and some rubber legs and you are good to go. If you don't tie your own, standard buggers will catch LOTS of fish.

    Try different stripping techniques just like you would try different retrieves using spinning gear and a plastic worm. Changing the level the fly is in under the water really attracts the fish. Stripping and pausing produces a lot of strikes. Sometimes a nearly steady retrieve works best. If you are skilled catching bass with other tackle, simply adapt those skills to your fly fishing gear.

    There are lots of other flies that work. Experiment, bass are really cooperative. They are a great fish to hone your fly fishing skills on because you will catch lots of fish.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-22-2013, 10:40 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-10-2011, 11:10 PM
  3. large mouth bass question
    By o mykiss in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 02:31 PM
  4. Fly for Large Mouth Bass
    By biggerbullet in forum General Fly Tying Discussions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-11-2011, 02:47 PM
  5. large mouth bass flies
    By derekw68 in forum Warmwater Fly Fishing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-06-2008, 06:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •