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  1. Default The ultinate smallmouth fly!!!

    My personal favorite.......olive or black bead head wooly buggers, with flashabou antennae fore and aft.


    What's your's????


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  2. Default Re: The ultinate smallmouth fly!!!

    That's really a question that has so many answers that
    we could have thread after thread for variations.

    I've caught some big smallies on everything from a #14
    Black Caddis to a 3"-4" Black Leech & everything in-between.

    Since I now have a Hyde drift boat to get to deeper water &
    am tying up a vast array of new tube flies the sky's the limit
    for tempting those fighters.

    If I had to choose one or two flies I'd most likely tie on either
    a Crayfish, or a Leech.

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    Default Re: The ultinate smallmouth fly!!!

    When I began seriously FF'ing for smallmouth about 5-6 years ago, I
    found that Clousers worked much better than Wooly Buggers. I tried WB's
    quite a bit, but Clousers almost always worked when the buggers failed.
    I use chartruese and white hair, with a dose of flashabou, mostly on #10
    bass bug hooks. Chain bead is used rather than lead eyes: the fish don't seem
    to mind, and I don't have to worry about lead hitting my rod tips.

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    Cool lots of responses.......who else?


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    Default Re: The ultinate smallmouth fly!!!

    Anything I make I'd vote for the clouser minnow, woolies, and topwaters like a poper, pete, or the muddler.
    <*))))>< Fish with teeth ... If I ty it a fish will hit it

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    Haed to beat a clouser for anything that'll eat a fish!!!

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    caught my smallmouth bass on a clouser I make and rock bass on the foam spider I made for the swap or as joni calls it my ant!! jk. lol . heres my patterns. clousers, its a lake erie shiner pattern. its pearl flash wrapped up shank for lateral line. bead chain eyes. olive and white bucktail clouser style with a couple pearl flash strands for lateral also. works great. have caught steelhead, 2 smallies and a carp on the same clouser minnow. also red/white works great too made the same way.. will let ya kno the other colors soon because I love my clousers so much now I got 2 packs of bucktail pieces with 12 assorted colors so now I can make blue/white, orange/brown, a yellow bottom/blue middle/olive top that I will call a mini gill and others including black/white, also a white/pink/olive as a rainbow pattern and all that alos chartreuse, flouro yellow, whites,browns,greens,etc lol. all colors! its my go to fly other than a black leech or black bugger for bass as I have caught 8 bass in one day using a black bugger with green flashabou as lateral lines. lots of stuff work! find the fish and put the fly over um and you should get one..
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    Default Re: The ultinate smallmouth fly!!!

    I usually start with a top water of some sort, popper or super spider...If they aren't working I go to a shiner pattern I tie, or a crayfish.

    Dan

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    Try a McNally bluegill bug!!!! Deer hair...... love it. Got pattern from his book on flyfishing.


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    Adventure into the North Woods.......

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