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First Bass #10636076 02/22/15 01:38 AM
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Took my newly purchased bass flies and went to the cabin with a couple buds today and while they went conventional I did it with the fly. My best was a 3 lbr and it was way more fun than just cranking it in with a bass rod. I hung with them and caught just as many and they asked me if I was going weird on them. Ted did get the biggest which went about 7lb. but I think I had the most fun. Didn't have my camera so no piks and I lost a couple of the flies on breakoffs so will have to pick up some more and be ready for spring!
And I definitely need a better rod/reel setup.

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Re: First Bass [Re: formula462] #10636088 02/22/15 01:44 AM
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Congrats!!! Welcome to the addiction.

Re: First Bass [Re: formula462] #10636116 02/22/15 01:57 AM
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Congrats. I can't explain it but for some reason it's just more fun with a fly rod.

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Congrats!
To paraphrase Gierach: " a fifteen inch fish caught on a fly rod is three inches bigger than a fifteen inch fish caught on anything else".


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Congrats.

You are half way to the addiction. When you start to tie your own flies, and catch bass with the flies you tied, there will be no return. grin


Re: First Bass [Re: FWBanger] #10636438 02/22/15 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted By: FWBanger
Congrats. I can't explain it but for some reason it's just more fun with a fly rod.


Amen


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Re: First Bass [Re: formula462] #10642940 02/24/15 02:22 PM
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Congrats catching your first bass on the fly! Good job. cheers





Side Note: First of many more to follow. hooked




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Re: First Bass [Re: formula462] #10643324 02/24/15 04:25 PM
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If you can find the right fly you can out fish your buddies with conventional gear. I love doing that!! Talk about red faces. smile


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Re: First Bass [Re: formula462] #10644808 02/24/15 11:38 PM
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I was using black/blue rabbit hair and was doing well until it got broke off then I went to the chartreuse/white and caught crappie and bass. Can't wait to try the firetiger

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Originally Posted By: formula462
...And I definitely need a better rod/reel setup.


That, friend, is a constant! lol




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Congrats on your first fish and welcome to the club!



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