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I don't like bass fishing, I suck at fly fishing. So why I would I try fly fishing for bass in the back yard?

I need a drink.
 

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you can cover alot more water, especailly if you are fishing from a boat. Hit a bank or opening, strip it a few times pick it up, drop it back down down a few feet down the bank, and repeat...whats real fun is when a fish misses, with some practice, you can pick it up and trow it right back way faster than you could reel up and pitch a conventional rod.
 

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I rarely fish for bass, but when I do it's almost always top water. I love catching even small bass on surface flies.
 

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I rarely fish for bass, but when I do it's almost always top water. I love catching even small bass on surface flies.
I love top water bassin’. It’s easy. Convenient. And the flies don’t have to be works of art to work.
 

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I had one of "dirty rotten fly" patterns that Scott posted above, no luck. They are peacock bass being finicky but there are largemouth in there too.

I even broke out the spinner with a Gulp mullet and then spook. No luck there either. Too much grass and constant fouling even with a weed guard on the soft plastic. Top water fly is ideal here but it's like women, I just aint got what they want most of the time.
 

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I had one of "dirty rotten fly" patterns that Scott posted above, no luck. They are peacock bass being finicky but there are largemouth in there too.

I even broke out the spinner with a Gulp mullet and then spook. No luck there either. Too much grass and constant fouling even with a weed guard on the soft plastic. Top water fly is ideal here but it's like women, I just aint got what they want most of the time.
Ha ha, I get it. Just like any other fish, at times they can be a pain in the grass. Thus, the need for bourbon.
 

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Nothing wrong with a little "bass on a gurgler" action from time to time.
 

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High Floating weedless fly with a sink tip line will get the fly down in the zone and let you work it slow without getting all hung up. Especially deadly when there are grass beds. This will help you find nicer fish, not just dinks that hit anything. 8wt is best, stinger hooks, strip set.

Credit goes to Bill Laminack, he taught me this method.
 

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High Floating weedless fly with a sink tip line will get the fly down in the zone and let you work it slow without getting all hung up. Especially deadly when there are grass beds. This will help you find nicer fish, not just dinks that hit anything. 8wt is best, stinger hooks, strip set.

Credit goes to Bill Laminack, he taught me this method.
It"s a great technique. The fly fisherman's Carolina rig. The slight drawback being that even with the rod tip down and a tight line, strike detection can be tough. Still, get them to eat, and worry about the rest after.
 
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