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#10733532 - 03/30/15 11:14 AM Crappie on the fly
TrentonLee Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
This is my first year fly fishing so everything is still new to me. This Friday will be my first time targeting crappie and any tips on what works or advice on what to throw at em would be greatly appreciated. My buddies will be using conventional gear but it's just not as much of a thrill to me anymore since I've started fly fishing.
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#10734660 - 03/30/15 07:33 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 658
Loc: Texas, USA
I have found that they hit pretty much any fly I've chosen if they are sitting on beds. Pretty aggressive. I was fishing tenkara today and caught some on Kebari style flies.

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#10734790 - 03/30/15 08:06 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
formula462 Online   content
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1620
Loc: arlington, tx
small yellow head with chhartruese small worm body maybe 1 inch and under an indicator..i tore them up last weekend doing that

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#10734792 - 03/30/15 08:06 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Brendan H Offline
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Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 195
Loc: Allen, TX
I've never caught a crappie on the fly but maybe try some near deere's.
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#10734832 - 03/30/15 08:19 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
formula462 Online   content
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I don't know if you can see the jig but it is a gold head 1/16 oz pink or yellow worm perch and crappie loved it

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#10735169 - 03/30/15 10:00 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
robert hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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I know barn doors will kill a clouser. Heck there are times they get in the way of my sandbass. Good way to get fried because who eats sandbass lol bolt
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#10735352 - 03/31/15 12:03 AM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
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#10736048 - 03/31/15 10:53 AM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
TrentonLee Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Thanks for all the advice guys!!! I've never done bad on Mineral Wells Lake here in my hometown but this is my first time fly fishing for them. Ill be sure and post if I do any good.
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#10736236 - 03/31/15 12:15 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 7340
Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
I would fish bright colored wooly buggers below an indicator just out from structure.
That has worked for me for over 40 years.

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#10736297 - 03/31/15 12:36 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 919
Loc: Sanger
Clousers get my vote.

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#10736399 - 03/31/15 01:26 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
TrentonLee Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Robert I wouldn't mind catching a couple of those this weekend HAHA. Capt. Mac looks like I need to get to tying some clousers this week.
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#10736571 - 03/31/15 02:32 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA

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#10736772 - 03/31/15 04:05 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
TrentonLee Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Nice Jerry...Im torturing myself looking at all these pictures while I'm stuck at work
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#10738607 - 04/01/15 11:46 AM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
Originally Posted By: TrentonLee
Nice Jerry...Im torturing myself looking at all these pictures while I'm stuck at work


If it helps any I'm at work posting them! crying

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#10739234 - 04/01/15 04:03 PM Re: Crappie on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
2FlyFish4 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/10
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here is a pig robert caught this morning. hey robert what did you catch him on? LOL

2.5lbs
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