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Tag: bass flies

Bass on Top

While they're certainly one of the most exciting targets for fly fishers, "largemouth bass aren't northern pike," says Phil Monahan in answer to a reader question about getting started with topwater flies. "[B]ass can be quite picky and will often ignore big, noisy topwater flies. Here are a few steps you can take to improve your odds."

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...