Video Pro Tips: How to Fly-Fish for Bass

Back in August, we featured a cool profile of angler Jeff Currier in a Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, and here he offers some of his top tips for bass fishing with a fly rod. From choosing the right gear to casting big flies to making sure you land the . . .

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Video: The Fall and Rise of an Amazing Warmwater Fishery

Sportsmen are faced with so many potential conservation disasters--from Pebble Mine to the Everglades--that it's heartening to focus on a success story. The folks at Flymen Fishing . . .

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Video: Chasing Bass and Gar Among the Cypress Trees

Drew Ross--a.k.a Looknfishy--sent us this great video of fishing for largemouth bass from a kayak in the kind of water where you don't normally see a fly rod. Chucking a streamer to trees, stumps, . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass

Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides


Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they're not willing to eat bugs on top.
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .

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Pro Tips: Support Your Bass—Stop the Lip Grip!


Rob Woodruff of Woodruff Guide Service shows how to properly support a bass's body.
Photo by Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

Fly fishers have spent a lot of time over the past couple of years trying to promote the #Keepemwet ethic as a way to ensure the highest survival rates from catch-and-release. . .

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Warmwater Wednesday: Bass Go Ga-Ga for Gurglers

Written by: Preston Ailor


The Gurgler provided just the right action and commotion to draw strikes.
Photos by Preston Ailor

I have a problem. I look through fly-fishing magazines and catalogs the same way teenage boys look at Kardashians’ Instagram accounts. One day, looking through the Orvis fly catalog, I . . .

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Classic Tips: 8 Ways to Stay Connected to Bass on the Fly

Written by: Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service


To get a bruiser like this to the boat, you need to do a lot of things right.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

Keeping a fly in a big largemouth bass’s mouth often proves more difficult than getting it there. Here are 8 techniques that will make the difference between showing off a photo and telling . . .

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Warmwater Wednesday: How to Wade-Fish for Bass and Panfish in the Weeds


Largemouths holding in weedbeds make for great summertime action.
Photo by Drew Price

Everyone knows that bass loves weeds in the summer, but to cover big weed beds efficiently, you often need a boat (although not necessarily a sparkly one). Especially in the South, the lake. . .

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Video: How to Fish a Bass Popper for Maximum Effect

I spend a lot time during the summer casting bass poppers and sliders from the family canoe. There's definitely a way to do it right, and Colin McKeown from The New Fly Fisher offers. . .

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Tuesday Tips: 3 Keys to Catching Bass on Topwater Bugs


This chunky largemouth fell for a deer-hair slider, the Umpqua Swim Frog diver.
Photo by Reid Bryant

Catching largemouth bass on surface flies is a lot of fun, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Bass aren’t like northern pike, almost always willing to chase down a big meal. In fact, bass. . .

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