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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Panfish
« Last post by alterchristopher on April 15, 2014, 08:54:42 PM »
3 wt I just can go any lighter because if the bass that hit my poppers lol
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Largemouth Bass
« Last post by alterchristopher on April 15, 2014, 08:52:07 PM »
3wt get used the most but for bass fishing I chunk a 5wt
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Urban Angling / Wow on the three weight
« Last post by alterchristopher on April 15, 2014, 08:47:59 PM »
At first I thought I had a world record blue gill he pulled the yack every were lol



This is decently my biggest bass on the  3wt 
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Largemouth Bass
« Last post by Tom Jindra on April 15, 2014, 07:08:02 PM »
I admit to being surprised by this poll, because I expected the dominant rod to be a 5-weight. But when it comes to largemouth, you folks have a more traditional perspective than I realized.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Panfish
« Last post by Tom Jindra on April 15, 2014, 06:58:23 PM »
Interesting results, though I'm not especially surprised. I thought there would be more votes for 1- and 2-weights. And the single vote for 5-weights is intriguing. There was a time when I'm confident that 5-weights would have been the dominant choice, and I think 5-weights make excellent bream rods. But technology and design have clearly shifted the perspective.
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Photos / Re: So too cold to fish, New puppy.
« Last post by fly fisher bob on April 15, 2014, 02:47:53 PM »
Holy cow it crew so fast!! ;D :o
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Am I a quitter or ?
« Last post by bluegillbob on April 15, 2014, 11:35:35 AM »
When I lived up north, we lived in cities that have fish hatcheries. Although there were opportunities to catch hatchery trout, I prefer to chase native fish. I've always been drawn to the lily pads, rocky shorelines, and other places that warmwater fish prefer.

I tend to view hatcheries as a supplement to recreational angling...they provide opportunities for occasional anglers to take home fish that are relatively easy to catch (the fish are fed pellets, have little survival instincts, and are readily caught).

Peace,

Robert

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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Am I a quitter or ?
« Last post by Jim Sentell on April 15, 2014, 05:06:04 AM »
Atilla,
You're not a quitter, you're smart! I live in southern NJ, ain't no trout streams here. I started fly fishing 16 years ago and have exclusively since. Matter of fact, the state stocks a local pond in the next town and it was shoulder-to-shoulder last weekend. Saw a lot of youngsters, so I gathered up all my spinning and casting gear and supplies and took them to the pond and gave Christmas in April to a lot of folks. That was about 30 years of accumulation....I was part of the BassPro "rip their lips out" crowd for many years (didn't know any better).
So, when others watch with envy when I'm landing Bluegill, Crappie, White/Yellow Perch, Gold Shiner, Chain Pickerel, LMB......tell me about floating a dry fly for 3 hours and finally getting a 12 incher!!!!!!
Go forth and have a ball......
Jim
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Am I a quitter or ?
« Last post by kirby999 on April 14, 2014, 08:52:21 PM »
Quitter ? Heck no , you're just starting ..... To enjoy fly fishing more than you ever have. When other fish will be picky and turn up their nose at everything you throw them . The ever so willing bluegills will be there when you're ready . Its rare to get skunked fishing for bluegills no matter the conditions . Kirby
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General Discussion / Re: Heavy leader/tippets.
« Last post by Boyscout on April 14, 2014, 03:08:08 PM »
I usually get a commercial knotless tapered leader in the "stiff butt" class like ones made for bass, pike, and saltwater. I get a 12lb to 15lb tippet that is 9ft. After I have changed flies enough to add a few feet, I make a loop and just replace the tippet as needed.

I'll use the same leader for a year or 2 before changing. I keep a spool of 12 lb or 15lb basic cheap mono for tippet. It has been my experience that bass aren't leader shy. I will tie on 20lb when mixing it up in heavy cover.

My leader total length pretty much stays around 9 ft. With the stiffer butts and heavy tippet I have no problems even with wind resistant hair bugs.

When I trout fished I got all worked up over proper leader taper and high strength to diameter ratio expensive tippet material but don't worry too much for bass.

I also generally use a heavy snap (like in a snap swivel) to make changing flies very fast and makes for livelier fly presentation for subsurface patterns.

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