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#11088409 - 09/07/15 02:49 PM Fly advice
Millertime22 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/07/15
Posts: 3
Hi y'all,
New to the forum, and new to fly fishing. Got an 8wt rod that I'm starting to get the hang of casting, and I'm hoping to target bass, mostly. I got a small collection of flies, but not having much luck so far. What kind of flys are actually working right now? Seems like wollyboogers and poppers are the most "go-to" for bass, but any input would be greatly appreciated. Fishing mostly low visibility waters, ponds and creeks, usually little to no current.

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#11088416 - 09/07/15 02:53 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
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Any kind of Clousers. And Muddler Minnows of whatever sort.
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#11088418 - 09/07/15 02:56 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: rrhyne56]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
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Originally Posted By: rrhyne56
Any kind of Clousers. And Muddler Minnows of whatever sort.


+1 and welcome
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#11088448 - 09/07/15 03:29 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
Millertime22 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/07/15
Posts: 3
Thanks Capt. Mac! Do they seem to work better with a lot of activity, like fast stripping, or a little gentler action? I'm coming from a spin cast background, and it seemed that each lure worked better with different actions/retrieves, and I'm at a bit of a loss with what to do once I get the fly out. Again, thank you!

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#11088505 - 09/07/15 04:03 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
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Loc: Sherman, TX
Another vote for Clousers, it is a versatile pattern. You can fish it fast or slow. You can fish it like a jig, like a plastic worm, you can fish it fast like a fleeing baitfish, or fish it slow so that it has an up and down action.

Basically, you can fish a Clouser multiple different ways, you'll have to experiment to determine what works best each day.

Have fun!
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#11088579 - 09/07/15 04:54 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
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Registered: 04/09/10
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Loc: Bedford,Tx
Howdy Milletime22
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#11088593 - 09/07/15 05:00 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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Registered: 08/15/08
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Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
Miller,
As for what speed to fish the flies, that's part of the fun. Try slow, then fast, then medium, then....
Or let it drop for X seconds and then retrieve it Y feet and let it drop again.
Everything you would try with a similar actioned conventional bait, try with your fly bait.
The game hasn't changed, just the tools.

Oh, and remember to hold your mouth right. lizard

Kirk
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#11088602 - 09/07/15 05:03 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
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Loc: Bedford,Tx
And when I tie some more breambusters I will send you some as well as some of the epoxy ants that I ties, both work great on the sunfish. although an 8wt may be a little overkill banana
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#11088686 - 09/07/15 06:00 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
Millertime22 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/07/15
Posts: 3
You guys are awesome, thank you!

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#11088696 - 09/07/15 06:05 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2597
Loc: Brenham, TX
Don't give up on the poppers. The top water bite ought to start picking up again in the next few weeks.

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#11088746 - 09/07/15 06:26 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 733
I've had a lot of good luck with a gummy minnow. They are relatively expensive but seem to work very well on a variety of fish. I have also caught quite a few bass with a yellow muddler.
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#11089019 - 09/07/15 08:12 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
Zip-ur-Fly Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni
I'm a fan of Gurglers for top water bass. IMHO....light, easy to cast, lots of splash and easy to get off the water on the back cast
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#11089048 - 09/07/15 08:27 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: RexW]
tbates Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 266
Loc: Lubbock
What he said...

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#11091176 - 09/08/15 09:46 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
formula462 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1470
Loc: arlington, tx
I like the rabbit ear in olive,black or white with beadhead

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#11091313 - 09/08/15 11:37 PM Re: Fly advice [Re: Millertime22]
Jim Ford Online   content
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1199
Loc: Texas
If you fish around vegetation you should get a few rabbit strip flies like leeches or zonkers. Ans craft fur bendbacks are hard to beat over shallow grass.

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