Fly Fishing Bass Flies for Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass: Bass Poppers, Bass Streamers, Nymphs, Skaters and Dry Flies. Custom patterns developed by Harry Murray.
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Natural minnows which are dying and struggling in the river are the easiest food for smallmouth bass to capture. These streamers convey the look of wounded prey.
Fish the Dace in the tails of the pools at dusk and dawn.
Fish the Chub in the middle of the large pools with a slow start-stop action to make it look like a dying minnow.
Fish the Shiner close beside the aquatic grassbeds and along the four foot deep drop offs beside the gravel bars.
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This is a very big streamer for very large bass and musky. It looks much like the natural dace minnows that these large fish feed on. Fish this with a firm strip-pause-strip action which causes the articulated section to swim like a real dace minnow.
This natural minnow was one of my most dependable bass baits when I was a kid in Edinburg growing up on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The great abundance of these minnows in our rivers make this a very productive big fish fly. Fish this across stream right below the riffles by stripping it six inches every five seconds.
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This streamer is very bright and flashy which helps the bass see it in slightly discolored water. If you are standing in the river in knee deep water and it is so discolored that you cannot see your feet this is your cue to fish this fly. Many bass feed along the two to three foot deep bank in these conditions and you can do better here than in the deep part of the river.
Blue Damsel- Every summer the rivers are alive with natural damselflies. Fish these over the areas where you see bass feeding on the naturals with a slow skating action.
Olive Dragonfly Skater- Fish these along the grassbeds and the tails of the pools with a slow skating action. The bass cruise these areas and will quickly take this fly.
The Mr. Rapidan Bass Skater is the most productive dry fly we have for smallmouth bass. On our guided float trips many of our clients take many bass on this along the banks. In my personal fishing I catch many nice...
I became sold on this nymph when I began fishing the Yellowstone River in the seventies. Fishing it upstream dead drift below the riffles gave me many very large rainbows and browns; even my guide Ray Hurley who preferred streamers was impressed. I brought these back to Virginia and they turned out to be a great smallmouth nymphs. For bass fish them across stream with a six inch stripping action every ten seconds below the riffles.
This great nymph developed by "Polly Rosborough" is one of the few nymphs which I believe effectively mimics natural mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies. This lets us fish it successfully in all types of water at all angles. I use it in sizes 8, 10 and 12 for trout and in sizes 4, 6 & 8 for bass.
I use these in sizes 2 & 6 for bass and the 2/0 in Chartreuse/White and 2/0 Silver Shiner in saltwater for blues, stripers, reds and trout. For the bass i usually use a floating line. For saltwater I use a Teeny 350 Sinking Line on my 9wt. if the water is over ten feet deep and a SA Mastery Streamer Express Clear Tip on shallow water.