Bigger Bass On A Fly Rod

March 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

On Fly Talk, Tim Romano notes the uncanny success of some fly fishers who outfish the hardware guys when it comes to catching hawg largemouth — among them, Conway Bowman. “Bowman states, ‘I sat there the other day watching a number of bass boats compete by chucking huge jigs along this piece of water for a couple hours. I watched from shore, let them all leave and waded shallow throwing a small Meat Whistle and absolutely cleaned up.'”
Coincidentally, for the past two weeks MidCurrent has had an investigative reporter in the tiny Georgia hamlet of Crayville researching rumors that a group of fly fishers there repeatedly topped the Perry largemouth record (read Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record Largemouth Bass) in the 1960s — all on a fly that no one will reveal. Be sure to check back in early April, by which time we expect to have the full story and maybe even a picture of the fly.