bass fly fishing

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Stefan Elliott, May 20, 2007.

  1. Stefan Elliott

    Stefan Elliott New Member

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    so i went to Joe's today and picked up some little bass/panfish poppers , they are prettly little , but im a beginner and they had SA concept line for $8.99 , i don't know if i should get DT or F (F was just like regular level line , go to scientificanglers.com for more info) deffinatly don't need bass bug line because these are pretty little , and when can i start using poppers for bass and panfish ??
     
  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Get a WF (weight forward) F (floating) for tossing poppers.
    Brian
     
  3. Stefan Elliott

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    thanks , how long of a leader ? tapered or level for the leader ?
     
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    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    I would go with a 6 foot section of 10 pound test. The heavy weight will help convey the force of the line to the popper. Bass are not leader-shy and sometimes you need to horse them out of the lily pads or woody debris. There are probably some bass and panfish already williing to hit the surface. Those numbers will only go up as the weather and water warms. On heavily-pressured lakes, the bigger fish will mostly come to the surface at dusk or at night. If you are fishing a quiet lake, you can occasionally entice a bigger fish to take a popper during the middle of the day. The key is to cast as tight as you can to cover: lily pads, docks, reeds, logs. Let the popper sit for a bit (time is up to you) and then twitch and let it sit again. Its a blast!!

    Steve
     
  5. Stefan Elliott

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    nice !!! 6 foot of 10lb really ? so i can just get a box of trilene XL 10lb and use that ? if i get some line by friday i'll give topwater a try !!!
     
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    Instead of trilene since there's no reason to buy a whole spool go and get ya little leader spool of 10# Maxima. I have better results with the maxima then other brands, IMHO...
     
  7. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Im more of a maxima guy too, floroucarben is been a favorite for me.
     

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