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Cat ch on new fly pattern #12441856
09/26/17 01:43 AM
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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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Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc] #12442312
09/26/17 12:10 PM
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Yeah, there's a whole section in one of Doug Stange's books abut fly fishing for catfish.


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Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc] #12442385
09/26/17 01:03 PM
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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.

Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc] #12442670
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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

Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc] #12450961
10/03/17 03:14 AM
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That is a good-looking fly! I like your field test!


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Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc] #12453319
10/04/17 10:01 PM
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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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Re: Cat ch on new fly pattern [Re: Bruce Mc] #12453654
10/05/17 04:04 AM
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Nice fly and nice results! cheers




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