What weight of line/rod was it on? Not sure if anyone can enlighten me on how to catch a big bass with a little fly? When most people spinning for them are using lures the size of your fist? Also on the fly I tend to catch more snags than fish when bass are hiding under Lilly pads and in weeds?
I am new to fly fishing and was just trying out a TFO NXT 8wt combo I just got with a #6 red/white clouser minnow. It has the line/leader that came on it, but I don't know the exact line details.
I was making casts parallel to a solid rock wall and was fishing it veerryyyy slowly, trying to mimic the action of a jerkbait. Short quick strips followed by long pauses. With the colder temps we've had, I figured fish would hold close to the rock wall since it has a large sidewalk directly above it that would hold some heat. She picked it up during one of the long pauses. I probably just set it down right in front of her nose and she sucked it up. Here is a picture of the wall.
I am new to fly fishing and started out with a 5wt throwing the really small dry flies and poppers to stay on top of all the vegetation. I have only caught really small bass and panfish on it though. I got the 8wt to throw large poppers and streamers,but the #6 clouser minnows are the only thing I have even remotely big enough to throw on it right now. I have been shopping around for bigger bass flies and noticed some of them come with hooks facing up instead of down, which would help reduce hanging up in the heavy stuff. I also saw some that have downward facing hooks with weedguards.