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Woke up at around 4;30 this morning, resless and wide awake, so I decided to go for a walk around a pond in my area. So right as first light was upon the water I heard a tremendous splash... quickly looking I spotted the bubbles of where a large fish had jumped.. staring at the same spot moments later he jumped again, only this time only feet from the shore.... a MONSTER bass... monster... Im not gonna try to estimate the weight of a fish from its splash, but from the amount of fish I saw it must have been between 8 to 100 lbs! Im gonna catch this fish on my flyrod, I know where he lives and I have nothinng but time. When I was A kid I used to catch largemouths on sculpin and leeche patterns all the time, I just looked up bass flies and im really not into tying deer hair mice or any of those popper bugs, any suggestions? I will give you creative credit in the record book... I promise.

p.s does anyone have some HUGE sunglasses and a no.3 nascar jacket I can borrow for a month?:shock:
 
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the poppers work well but fall apart quickly. I make a few foam poppers that work great and last for a while.

So once you land this MONSTER Bass are you going to let it go back and make MORE monster Bass?
 
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the poppers work well but fall apart quickly. I make a few foam poppers that work great and last for a while.

So once you land this MONSTER Bass are you going to let it go back and make MORE monster Bass?

Flyrods are not meant to be instruments of death... nothing that isn't SERIOUSLY bleeding dies from my flyrod. Exept hatchery steelhead which are an invasive species anyway... lol.. Heck I,ll let it go just to **** off my Dad!
 
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....4;30 this morning, resless and wide awake, so I decided to go for a walk around a pond in my area.

And just where might this pond be????? I'm not a Bass fisherman and don't want to be but I would love to watch someone fly flish for Bass.

I was up at 5:30 with the same problem and no pond to walk.

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And just where might this pond be????? I'm not a Bass fisherman and don't want to be but I would love to watch someone fly flish for Bass.

I was up at 5:30 with the same problem and no pond to walk.

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oooooh wouldn't you like to know... hmmmm Dateline tommorow at 4;50 a.m... halibuthitman arrives at said location only to find a much more acomplished flyfisherman.... in a very sweet little blue drifter.... holding a 47 lb hog...... hmmmmm I will spill the beans in 2 weeks if I can't get him, and considering I am not any kind of a bass fisher ( I don't even watch nascar... let alone drive a silverado ) my odds arent very good. Its on a public pond.. fair game to all. I will say that from 4:55 when I arrived until 6;15 all the bass were just flippin out in a feeding frenzy.. then it just shut off.. and started to rain.
 
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I think you best bet would be Grasshopper patterns there are some real nice ones on ebay I will getting.
 
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Larger wolly buggers, and Grasshoppers are what I've caught largemuth on.
 
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Have seen big ol flies that imitate evrything from birds to mice to snakes lizards etc wouldnt suprise me a bit if any one of these might work here .Just never fly fish seemed like a cool idea though! might do some searchin though online .
 
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How about a Minky Mouse? The deer hair flies aren't so bad if you use a strong thread, but still not my favorite thing to tie. Good luck.
Michael
 
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Send me a PM when your find the right fly and I'll bring the camera... This should be fun. The only thing I have ever caught on a fly have been trout and a few small bluegill. I have watch shows of fly fishing for bass but never seen it done in person.

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Im gonna start with bunny leeches, some hoppers for on top and of course a nice green wooly... if I get some action i,ll swing by kaufmans and just buy some of those nifty deerhair mice, I have fished rainbows in bristole bay and browns on the bighorn with the mice.... and they do work well, but as joe said.. you don't get many miles out of one. thanks for the suggestions... will keep you posted, and sounds like I have a camera man... mabe we will video it like the steelhead stalker crew...? -Brad
 
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halibut.... I do have a number 3 jacket... but i dont even wear it LOL hand made and i believe less than 25 exist. dale nut here lol
 
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I was watching Hunt for Big Fish With Larry D and he had a fly he tied for peacock bass he called it a chugger and it looked like it had a foam body and when he stripped the line it would do a shallow 1-2" dive and give a BIG bubbly BLURP sound and looked like a slightly smaller version would be killer on LM. Probly not something youll want to tie but it was a pretty cool none the less. I would go large and obnoxious if I was trying for bass on a fly. Leech might be a good place to start like you said. You might also try something that doesn't resemble anything really just tie a big chunk of deer fur or something stiff to make a bulky profile with a strip of rabbit fur for a tail that dangles 3- 5 inches, that should make an action any bass I know wouldnt be able to resist
 
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