Video: Desert Bass & Bull Bluegills

Here’s the latest installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle. In this video, they head for the desert, where they find sand, sun, lizards, and some killer fly fishing for largemouth bass and bluegills. The . . .

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Fish Facts: Largemouth Bass, a.k.a Ol’ Bucketmouth


Illustration by Duane Raver via USFWS

Among the more widely distributed game fish in North America, and now around the world, the largemouth bass is prized for its aggressive feeding habits and violent strikes. A big bass blowing up the water around a popper chugging across flat water is. . .

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Fly Fishers Take Top Prize in Major Bass Tournament!


Philippe Charon (second from left) and Karl Beliveau accept the spoils of their victory.
Photo via Big Bass Challenge Quebec

Last weekend, Scientific Anglers pro-staff members Philippe Charon and Karl Beliveau took home the top prize in the Big Bass Challenge Quebec, a major bass-fishing tournament. Why is this . . .

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“The Bass-Bug Moment,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply inherited his love of bass-bugging from his father.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

I grew up casting deer-hair bugs for bass, both largemouths and smallmouths, in lakes, ponds, and rivers all over New England. It was my favorite kind of fishing—even better, I thought, . . .

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Classic Tips: Top 10 Flies for Oregon’s North Coast

Written by: Ethan Barrow, Adventures Across Oregon


There are lots of opportunities within striking distance of Portland.
Photos courtesy Adventures Across Oregon

When the vast majority of fly fishing destinations in the northern hemisphere are dealing with intense cold and/or snow, the watersheds in close proximity to Portland, Oregon are oftentimes. . .

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Video: A Grand Tour of Quebec Fly Fishing

I'm not quite sure who these folks at Mouche are, but they clearly know how to have a good time fly fishing in their native Quebec and they have some killer cinematography chops. This video . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Locate Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass

As trout rivers warm in late summer, fly-fishing for trout can become downright dangerous for the fish. So many anglers turn their attention to local bass waters. In this great video from the . . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie a Simple Foam Bass Popper


Foam poppers are easy to tie and offer exciting action on the water.

Few anglers would argue that the most exciting and fun way to fish for bass and panfish is with a surface pattern, which allows you to see the strike. Traditionally, bass poppers were made. . .

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“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply had some awfully strong opinions about what makes a good bass bug.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

“It is with some degree of trepidation that I approach the subject of artificial flies [for bass],” wrote James A. Henshall in his Book of the Black Bass, “for I am afraid that I hold some very. . .

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Photos: When Life and Luck Collide

Written by: Brian O'Keefe


The bass were feeding ahead of a cold front in Deschutes national Forest.
Photos by Brian O'Keefe

The other day, I drove up into the Deschutes National Forest in search of some big bass. I had my 8 weight, a few flies and poppers, a couple donuts, and some lemonade. Since I was boatless, . . .

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