Fly Fishing: The Popper-Dropper Rig

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Like a lot of kids, I spent most of my adolescent summers chasing bass and bream on the local creeks and ponds in my area. Most days, a single rubber-legged popper tied to the end of my leader, was all that I needed to catch...



Fly Fishing Bass Ponds – 101

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Believe it or not, I've probably spent just as much time fly fishing on bass ponds in my life than I've spent traveling around chasing trout. Fishing farm ponds is where I originally found my love for fly fishing. From 5th grade until I graduated high...



The In-Law’s Bass Pond

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"The pond was full of those great lily pads, and I guess that's where the problem started." I guess I should be happy, but I'm not. Ever since my in-laws moved to South Carolina the compulsory visits have had a silver lining. I discovered a little bass pond...



Carp Czar

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I recently had the great pleasure of spending a day carp fishing with my friend Bruce Smithhamer. It was every bit as challenging as promised. The fish were gearing up for the spawn and were lock jawed. We would have gone fish-less if not for...



Fight the urge….

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By Jesse Lowry I grew up with a bait caster in my hand, fishing for bass with my dad since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Even after I started fly fishing for trout in my teens, I never really crossed bass fishing with fly fishing, save...