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crappiekid24
07-03-2007, 04:03 PM
With all this talk about flys lately I am wondering who fly fishes? I fly fish but not as often as I want to. I am try to do it more and more and bring my fly rod along when I am fishing just in case I can do it.

Jagerace
07-03-2007, 04:27 PM
I try to fly fish at least a couple of times a week. Its kinda hard though cause the nearest spot is about 145 miles away.

Josh

skiptomylu
07-03-2007, 04:30 PM
I want to start pretty soon, but it's been since I was a kid the last time I fly fished.

deathb4disco
07-03-2007, 04:31 PM
Me!

I mostly fly fish for bluegill but occasionally FF for trout and bass.

Species
07-03-2007, 05:05 PM
I do almost every time I go out. I like to "test" new flys and jigs I make.

shipahoy41
07-03-2007, 07:02 PM
With all this talk about flys lately I am wondering who fly fishes? I fly fish but not as often as I want to. I am try to do it more and more and bring my fly rod along when I am fishing just in case I can do it.

I will always use the fly or flies under a float with regular spinning rod and reel. Use #4 or #6 pound line. This is similar to the "Float and fly" technique popularized by Smallmouth fishermen.


http://adhocjigs.zoomshare.com/files/How_to_fish_the_Clouser_Minnow.JPG



This way you keep your fly in the strike zone longer. The movement of the float or the water "Activates, undulates and pulsates" the marabou. The fly is lightweight which makes it easier for the Bream or Crappie to suck it into its mouth.

old ship:cool:

DC Crappie Kid
07-05-2007, 03:21 PM
I always fly fish when I'm trout fishing. I usually bring/try the flly rod when I'm crappie fishing, but it's pretty rare that I can catch slabs better on the fly than I can with a spinning rod. It is, IMO, more fun to land them on a fly rod. The trick for me is getting them to bite. When I use the fly rod for crappie, it's usually <1/64th oz jigs.

Buffy
07-05-2007, 03:48 PM
Me too me too!! A couple of times a week, for now, it's great fun to be catching bream and then hook a bass, or on the rare occasion crappie. I also fish from a kayak, no hassles with a trailer, etc. If I can get to the water, so can my boat:D
I have one reel with floating line and another with sinking. My brother and I laugh about 'delicate presentation' smack a white popper down and watch it get slammed.

M1Tommy
07-05-2007, 04:31 PM
It's funny this thread came up, as I've been thinking similar myself. I've not thrown a fly in 15+ years. Now, in central Ark. with some ponds and creeks nearby..., I'm thinking about it again. My biggest bass, all of 4#, was caught on a fly rod / popping bug. I can remember that hit like it was 10 minutes ago. Late one Summer day, sun reflecting and shining in my eyes.... at the upper end of my grandpas' stock pond... right "there' behind those 2 stumps close together where I got hung up so many times.... WHAM.. like someone tossed a cement block in the water. Of course I insisted mom cook it... the nastiest fish I ever ate! :eek:

I think my next trip to Little Rock will have a stop at the Gander Mtn. to shake a few...... :rolleyes:

Tommy

wwwUncle
07-06-2007, 10:56 AM
Man, got me to thinking. I have 2 flyrods in the trunk and have not used them yet this season. Ummmm, maybe this evening at a small private pond so as to get the kinks out of my technique without worrying about catching a bystander on the backcast.