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#12375889 - 08/07/17 09:54 AM Why so few size 8 bass flys?
Gamblingman Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Winona
I been looking for some new bass flys and I figured size 8-10 would be ideal with my 4wt rod.
I found the Rainey Joon Diver in size 8 and it looks great but I thought I would get a few more of the diver flys but I am not finding any?
I am afraid the size 6 will be hard to throw? Am I right?

Paul
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#12375917 - 08/07/17 10:08 AM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
skeeterK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 138
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
I have several Damsels in size 10 that work really well but I'm using a 5 wt. I would say a lot depending on the type of 4 wt line you have for that size 6. Should be castable though.

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#12377510 - 08/08/17 12:33 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
mbarker68x Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/12/10
Posts: 796
Loc: Killeen, TX
I throw 6 and 8s with my 2wt all the time. It can be done, 1 you just have to get used to it, chuck and duck casting is not pretty by any means, and can be harmful to you ears, back of head, eyes. Recommend glasses, hat and a buff, and pinch the barbs down.

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#12377553 - 08/08/17 01:20 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
Jim Ford Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1379
Loc: Texas
Buy some Gamakatsu SC15s in sizes 4 and 6 and have someone tie your flies on them. They are extremely light and they are what I tie my saltwater flies on. I can cast the #4s with a 5/32" brass beadhead all day long with my 2 weight and my half weight.

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#12377563 - 08/08/17 01:31 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
Glitchmo Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/08/16
Posts: 136
Bass flies are, IMO, designed to be big enough to dissuade bluegill. So they tend to come in big sizes.

If you want smaller bass style flies, look at bluegill flies.

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#12377632 - 08/08/17 02:21 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
Gamblingman Offline
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Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Winona
Thanks
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#12377649 - 08/08/17 02:26 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
Meadowlark Online   content
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 2991
Loc: East Texas
I use a lot of wolly buggers in size 8 tied on long shanks for bass in ponds...6's and 4's work also and a 4 wt will throw 'em on a good day. Very effective.

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#12377764 - 08/08/17 03:41 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
SkunkOnTheFly Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/20/14
Posts: 8
Loc: Grapevine, TX
My primary rod is an 8'6" medium-fast action 4wt. Using Rio Grand 4wt line I have no problems throwing sz 4 & 2 poppers (I sometimes throw a 1/0) if the wind is fairly calm. Winds over 15 it gets a little tricky.

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#12391576 - 08/18/17 04:08 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
robert hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3706
Size 8 hooks are like a six iron in a golf bag. It's there but always grab a 5 or a 7 as it just sits there!!! A three weight rod will throw heavy sz2 clousers with split shot even just a bit more of a workout. Your 4 will handle a lot more fly than you would think!
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#12395049 - 08/21/17 02:51 PM Re: Why so few size 8 bass flys? [Re: Gamblingman]
krawlin 47 Online   content
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 16705
Loc: Sachse Texas
http://duranglers.com/product-category/flies/bass-pike/

These guys have a pretty nice assortment

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