Tying Weedless for Bass

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Randall Clark, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Brad Niemeyer

    Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    I find that if I tie a robust/stiff hackle collar near the hook point it serves pretty darn well as a weed guard. I can gingerly pull it out of pads and weeds without snagging. I think old time bass bugs were tied this way to get a degree of weedless-ness. Its soft enough to get a good hookset during the chomp, yet shields the point just enough through the weeds.
     
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  2. Randall Clark

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    Thanks for all of the tips. I got the one's like what Patrick found at Fred Meyer. Those should work really good for the pond I'm basically tying for.
     
  3. PLee

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    I tried to post here once but do t see it. I'll try again.

    I'm new to fly fishing and do not yet tie my own flies. I fish the lilly pads for bluegill and other sunfish. I need to go weedless. Is there a way to do that using store bought flies?
     
  4. Walter Spaulding

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    Check out Cecil Guidry's Hell Boy !
     
  5. Icanfly

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    I'll have to pick your brains for fishing topwater bass in Western WA. Had some luck two summers ago but struck out last summer. Down in AZ I used to use Dahlberg divers and frog type patters up top, along with damsel/dragon nymphs and copper johns either as droppers or by themselves subsurface. I get the feeling that floating minnow patterns and smaller poppers are more in order here? Leeches and minnow patterns subsurface? As far as weed guards go I usually do a single or double 20lb mono loop. I'd agree with what others have said though, they do tend to push off the one side and don't always work all that well.
     
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    Here's a blast from the past......do you remember keel hooks? I still have a few and they work pretty well.