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#12441856 - 09/25/17 08:43 PM Cat ch on new fly pattern
Bruce Mc Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 56
Loc: Edna, Tx
I've been messing around with fly patterns that look like small bream.

I was finally able to get free for a few hours Saturday morning and try it out at a local pond. My first opportunity to get out since Harvey blew through. This was the first Bass that liked the fly.

The next one kinda caught me off guard. I thought at first I had hung up on something. I guess Cats like small bream too.

One of the things that have really surprised about fly fishing is the number of catfish I hook up with using a streamer fly. This big Blue had my 8 weight doubled over.
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#12442312 - 09/26/17 07:10 AM Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc]
WillieRip Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
Posts: 528
Yeah, there's a whole section in one of Doug Stange's books abut fly fishing for catfish.
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#12442385 - 09/26/17 08:03 AM Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc]
karstopo Offline
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Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 316
Loc: Brazoria County
Last time out on the lake, I did pretty well with an olive over white small deer hair clouser on the catfish. Seems like I do better with them by removing all or almost all of the flash. I've caught them on buggers and crawfish patterns, too. They are good fighters.

Back when I set trot lines for catfish, a small bream was the best bait to use.

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#12442670 - 09/26/17 11:00 AM Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Great job Bruce. Some of the biggest bass I've hooked in ponds were on bluegill colored crank baits. If I were looking for a pond pattern to catch big bass that would definitely be on top of my list. thumb

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#12450961 - 10/02/17 10:14 PM Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc]
flyfshrgrl Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Posts: 298
Loc: Palmer, TX
That is a good-looking fly! I like your field test!
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#12453319 - 10/04/17 05:01 PM Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc]
Bruce Mc Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 56
Loc: Edna, Tx
J-MOE, funny you should mention bream pattern crank baits, I had an old bream pattern Heddon Sonic lure in mind when I made up this fly.
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#12453654 - 10/04/17 11:04 PM Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fly and nice results! cheers
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