I am hoping it will not be too long before the bass start looking up. With that in mind, I decided to tie up a few hair bugs yesterday. There are a lot of other colors I would like to have in my arsenal, but this should work for now.
I plan on using my Sage Smallmouth rod. You could cast those with a 6 or 7 weight rod. To be honest with you, most of my fishing is done with a 5 weight rod. Buggers can be deadly for bass. I will usually not use the top water flies until the water temperatures reach 68 degrees or above.
I am planning on trying out some buggers this weekend on a very secluded lake with some good bass fishing. It will be my first time focussing on lm bass. I'll be using my 5wt rod for now as I set my 7wt up for the salmon run. I've really enjoyed the bass I have caught. I'll make sure to post any picture on Sunday.