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Tag: Bass Fishing

"City Bass"

The other evening, I turned off the television, picked up a fly rod and got into an elevator. Thirty seconds and 14 floors later, I stepped onto the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon. I started walking. Five minutes later, I was standing on the bank of the Willamette River near Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Two minutes after that, an angry, red-eyed...

Topwater Smallmouth Bass, Algoma Country

Jenna McKeown has driven to beautiful Algoma Country in search of big smallmouth bass on a fly. She is joined by professional guide Adam Vallee who shows her some of the many public access lakes that possess outstanding bass fishing, especially for topwater, and shares plenty of tips about structure, fly patterns and techniques. Jenna and Adam are staying...

Llano River, Texas Hill Country: “Fifty More Places To Fly Fish Before You Die”

“WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE think of freshwater and Texas, they think of farm ponds and muddy creeks,” Tim Romano began. “That’s not the case in the Hill Country. The rivers there are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Most are spring fed by the Edwards Aquifer. Some are gin clear, even at depths of 20 feet. Others have a remarkable aquamarine...

Bass on a Fly

THE USUAL REASONS for not flyfishing for largemouth bass go like this: I don't know how. I don't have the gear. The gear is too specialized. Bass is that other species you read about in fly fishing magazines; people don't actually fly fish for them. I don't have a big boat with a motor the size of a dishwasher and tons of sponsors to support me. I feel...

From Bobs to Bugs, A Little History

“BASS-BUGGING,” wrote Ray Bergman, “is a type of fly-rod fishing that was born and raised right here in America. Considering that most fly fishing dates well back into English history, it’s a young sport, young enough that as a boy [Bergman was born in 1891] I was among the first to fish these big bugs in this way.” Actually, bass-bug fishing is...