I don’t fish for bass often but it’s a lot of fun - I’m not good at it but seem to catch at least one each time out - I have a very vivid memory from last year when I threw a deer hair popper about a foot from shore and a smallmouth ate it as it hit the surface, I swear it was watching it come down, the takes are incredible. When I have a cold streak going in my other fisheries I head to a local lake and throw poppers to get the skunk off.I'm thinking of going bass fishing. Never done it. I've always scoffed at bass but I thought I might dip my toes in with some top water action. I used sharpies and canned air with 2 ton epoxy to paint some of these. The only thing I didn't have on hand were the eyes.
You bring up a great point. I was just musing at the table this morning, about what a fish thinks. I am beginning to suspect I credit them with too much reason and not enough learned response. Sorta like Pavlov's fish?Most of the trout I've caught on the McGinty have been on the dangle at the end of a swing, just hanging in the current. Cause everyone knows bees are great swimmers against current. I think the fly just acts as a bright lure.
sweet! That's my basic go-to as well....although, I tie mine with different materials.