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...



Garner’s White Trash Bass Fly

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WANT TO CATCH BIG BASS? How about really big bass? Striper fishing rivers in the south during the summer can be off the hook but it can also be challenging. Those big bruisers can get pretty damned selective and you a pattern that will get them...



12 Smallmouth Bass Patterns For The Fall

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Fall is one of the best times of the year for fly anglers wanting to target big smallmouth bass on reservoirs. Particularly if the lake impoundment has good populations of shad, blueback herring, or other native baitfish. Fly fisherman fishing surface poppers and subsurface baitfish patterns...



A Closer Look / The Large Mouth Bass

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I'M GUILTY. I have called them ugly fish. I have shown a lack of interest in bass largely due to their color palette. Then, just the other day I noticed the fin on this large mouth. I'm a big enough man to admit when I'm wrong....



Fly Fishing, Always Have a Plan B

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Just about every fisherman out there is probably familiar with the saying, "never leave fish to find fish". I live religiously by this common sense fishing advice. It's saved my butt many days on the water guiding, and keeps me from straying away from productive...