12 Smallmouth Bass Patterns For The Fall

4 comments / Posted on / by

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

17 comments / Posted on / by

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

1 comment / Posted on / by

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...



Spring Bass Tactics for Southern Appalachian Lakes

4 comments / Posted on / by

Spring Bass Fishing Tactics for fly anglers interested in Southern Appalachian reservoirs.  There’s tons of lakes readily available for fly fisherman to catch bass throughout the Southern Appalachian region. Unfortunately, these lakes aren’t your two-acre farm pond in your backyard or subdivision that you grew...



Fly Fishing: Float N’ Fly Rig for the Fly Rod

16 comments / Posted on / by

This past week I wrote a fly fishing tactics post for targeting bass on reservoirs during the fall. At the tail-end of the post, I touched base on how effective a Float N' Fly Rig (basically a nymphing rig on my fly rod) can be...