Preparing for the upcoming bass top water season

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Shawn West, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Shawn West

    Shawn West Active Member

    I am hoping it will not be too long before the bass start looking up. With that in mind, I decided to tie up a few hair bugs yesterday. There are a lot of other colors I would like to have in my arsenal, but this should work for now.
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    Happy Bassn'
    Shawn
     
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  2. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

    That's some fine trimmin work Shawn.

    Nice bugs
     
  3. Norm Frechette

    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

    good stuff!
     
  4. TD

    TD Active Member

    What weight rod does it take to cast one of those? They look very nice. Makes me want to try bass fishin'. Never done it before.
     
  5. Shawn West

    Shawn West Active Member

    I plan on using my Sage Smallmouth rod. You could cast those with a 6 or 7 weight rod. To be honest with you, most of my fishing is done with a 5 weight rod. Buggers can be deadly for bass. I will usually not use the top water flies until the water temperatures reach 68 degrees or above.

    Shawn
     
  6. Billy Goat Beitner

    Billy Goat Beitner New Member

    I am planning on trying out some buggers this weekend on a very secluded lake with some good bass fishing. It will be my first time focussing on lm bass. I'll be using my 5wt rod for now as I set my 7wt up for the salmon run. I've really enjoyed the bass I have caught. I'll make sure to post any picture on Sunday.
     
  7. TD

    TD Active Member

    Thanks Shawn. I may do a little research on waters up north of Seattle and give bass a try this summer. What little I've read of it sounds fun.