Favorite Smallmouth Bass Fly

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Salmon Candy, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. GAT

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    Hey David, congrats on the contract. I primarily fish the main Umpqua in Oregon for smallies and the subsurface patterns that work the best for me are a Bitch Creek and a Girdle Bug (tied in olive instead of black). As these are common patterns, it doesn't seem logical to send the flies to you for the book.

    However, when it comes to surface patterns, I like these pencil poppers made with Rainy's foam bodies. If someone hasn't already sent you pencil poppers, I'd be happy to send a few your way. Just PM me if you're interested.

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    Okay, I'll have to tie some new ones. The originals are chewed up.
     
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    Fish those low and slow... and get ready!
     
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    Gene,

    Flies arrived today and they are freakin' gorgeous.
     
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    Thanks... I'm glad they made it to you... these days, you never know. Hope the book is a hit!
     
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    Having lived in serious Smallmouth country for 4 years, I would have to say the 2 fles I used that took more fish than any other hands down were the Booglebug Mossy Green Large Popper, and the Klouser Crawfish. I'd often popper dropper the setup. Man I miss those fish. Just unbelievable patterns.

    Let me know when the book goes to print. I'll be first inline to buy a copy.
     
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    Slowest reply ever for me!:) Thanks for answering the "belly" question. I'm very much looking forward to some small mouth fishing in the spring and summer this year. Didn't get a chance in 2012 at all. All these patterns and suggestions for presentation have me very motivated to put in some serious time. Had some great moments with small mouth on the Columbia in 2011. Look forward to more this year. Thank you all for your input!!