I need a list of Good bass flies. Whats your favorite?

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  1. bwtucker83

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    I'm brand new to fishing for bass and and I need some good reliable flies, preferably easy to tie flies also. But most important they need to be effective. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Brad
     
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    C Van coming soon to a stream near you

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    in order:
    1. woolly bugger
    2. woolly bugger
    3. woolly bugger
    if those don't work, try a woolly bugger, olive seems to work best most of the time but I have had luck with all sorts of color, black, brown, yellow, orange, adding rubber legs helps sometimes as well
     
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    Clouser Minnow
     
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    Favorite fly depends on where you want to fish and which type of bass. Smallmouth prefer a smaller pattern than do largemouth. Lake fish diet differ from stream fish. In Washington, the WDFW stomach studies reveal lake smallmouth stuff themselves with crawdads so I'd be using a crawdad pattern-which could be a brown woolly bugger about size 6 3xl.

    For river smallmouth, particularly when the fall Chinook fry are outmigrating, I'd use a simple fry pattern.

    Largemouth are looking for something larger like bunny leeches.

    Take a look at the attachments. All of these patterns will catch fish and they are all very easy to tie.
     
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    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    I agree that wooly buggers, in various sizes and colors (brown, black, olive, etc.),would be a great place to start. I also like damsel nymphs and adults; when damsels are hatching, throwing a nymph or adult just off the lily pads can be a blast (and you may pick up trout or sunfish if they are around). For surface action, spun deer-hair poppers are fun or you can try newer patterns built from foam. Personally, I love tossing balsa wood poppers when fishing for bass, but there is a bit a learning curve to streamline the carving and painting processes to where you are efficient. Alternatively, you can buy pre-made high-density foam bodies that simply require you to tie in a tail to the hook, glue the body to the shank, and paint if you want. Finally, it would be very nice to have a few flies with weed guards; these are perfect for casts into those open pockets deep in the lily pads.

    Your email reminds me that I have some losses from last summer to replace. With this year's snow-pack, it may take quite a while for the rivers to drop into shape and lakes may be the best option for quite a while in late spring/early summer.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it.
     
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    how about frog & mice flies?
     
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    Also do a search on google for warm water flies,or flyfishing for bass you will find lots of info....Good Luck,Alan
     
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    Little green hard-foam frog pattern. I never tried tying one of these, but the one I got from The Morning Hatch Fly Shoppe in Tacoma was the screaming bomb. Month of July and casting to under tree branches. Bay Lake was so fast and furious, unless your parents were into mono-syllables, you couldn't say your name before another bass was on that popper. In the end, I got jaded and bored.
     
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    Sorry. Dumb-@ssed cell phone Internet connection...
     
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    JJ Specials
    Dahlburg Divers
    Zuddlers
    Wiggle bugs


    All in various colors...
     
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    I agree with all of the above. Personally, I favor clousers as they are effective, nearly weedless and simple to tie (yep 'Yard even for me). One of the guys at T--'s gave me a pattern that resembles my most successful dark side bass lure, a plastic worm. Still experimenting with it.

    Any of you fellow Bass Kissers want to do a spring get together?

    Bart
     
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    Large #2 or bigger marabou streamer.
    Extra Large Wooley Buggers
    Mouse Patterns.

    K.
     
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    White spun deer hair bug with a yellow head and yellow and white saddle feathers for a tail.
     
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    I suggest you use me ... I catch bass all the time and i'm an easy to tie pattern...
     
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    Bass fishin isn't bass fishin if you are not doing on top. What ever you tie, it has to be WEEDLESS or it is WORTHLESS in my bass book. I catch my nicest bass as far back into the slop as I can throw. if you are afraid to cast back into that stuff, you are not going to catch as many, or as nice of, bass. Google "the bass pond" is a great site.
     
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    iagree

    Wayne (beer drinkin' bubba from the midwest)
     
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    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Listen to wrench, he lives in the heartland of western trout fishing and gets it done on huge largemouths and pike.

    Weedless or worthless has held true for me.

    Zuddlers, Clausers, and JJ buggers are my favorites.

    One time I caught a 3lb smallie on a sz 18 para bwo someone gave me while fishing rocky ford. On the fast, subsurface strip. Thats almost as cool as crump getting into steel on a adams fished jig style.
     
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    I like mouse fly for top surface fishing. Several reasons, first the rapacious strike make my nerve tight. Second, the enlongated stiff fur make a nature weed guard. Third, even the small bass dare to charge big mouse, funny.
    I do think the way you drag the mouse is very important. make a swimming wave is the key. For colder day, fish stay deep I like to use slow leech crawing along the bottom. feel the take.
    Mark
     
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