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#847025 - 07/31/08 12:22 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: MFBAB]
12 Point

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 5211
Loc: In a river hopefully!

Looks as if this thread has been there and back and now is on some fine body piercing artwork.

For those that calmly answered my question which was intended not to insult those that fish BASS tourneys, but to answer a question I have had for years, but none of my fishing friends knew the answer,...a big Thank you.

For those that acted as if I was trying to get Jackie Robinson into major league baseball I will preface my questions next time so that you can either cut your medications in half or double the dose so that you keep your blood pressure under control.

For those that don't think one can catch something with a flyrod at 15ft or deeper or around stumps, I would ask you to contact the 30 or more stripers I have caught in the past month alone that were holding at 15-25ft, or the redfish and trout that came out of the spartina grass, or around oyster beds on the coast, but they can't talk.

I will in the future NEVER try to ask a question on this board that would make someone of "limited experience" be insulted that I would possibly be intruding or insulting on "their territory". Enjoy your fishing your way, I will enjoy mine and strive to be the best I can be. It certainly does not take a contest to prove that.

On the lighter side: flies I have removed from streamside..

Edited by 7mm08 (07/31/08 12:26 PM)
I hunt and fish not for the thrill of the kill, but for the thrill of the grill!!

#847116 - 07/31/08 01:15 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: ]
12 Point

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6349
Loc: Nashville, TN

7mm - Great facial piercing pics.!

BTW, in my commentary, I didn't mean to suggest that we fly boys can't catch deep fish. My thought process is that along with many other reasons why the conventional folks have an advantage, another is that they can cover more water and quicker. Waiting for a Teeny line to sink before retrieving would take more time than yanking a deep-diving plug back to get it to its required depth.

Not that we can't catch deep fish - only that we can't consistently compete with conventional anglers in deep water.
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

#847178 - 07/31/08 02:02 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: gil1]
10 Point

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 2997
Loc: Memphis, TN

What Gil said. I love to fly fish but I think most of the time you are doing it you have to accept that you are handicapping yourself somewhat-not always, that's part of the allure for myself and many others I'm sure. A fish caught on fur and feathers, especially if you tied it yourself, means a little more sometimes.
Missed it by that much....

#847343 - 07/31/08 03:05 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: MFBAB]

Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 42314
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

See, the question was not can you catch big fish on a flyrod. It wasn't can you catch bass on a flyrod. It was why nobody fishes a major tournament with a flyrod. It was answered very quickly. It was answered completely.

Then you turned it into something else. BTW- I love the pictures. I had a full-size Zara Spook stuck in my azze one time. I was alone. I tied the line to a tree, took two big drinks of Jack and ran to the end of the line. They could hear me scream in Nashville.

I was in Canada at the time.

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

#847392 - 07/31/08 03:32 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: bowriter]
16 Point

Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12256
Loc: east tn

\:D & folks wonder why fishermen wear chest waders all the time \:D mike243
prayers sent for our friends in need every day

#847404 - 07/31/08 03:44 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: 7mm08]
8 Point

Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 1484
Loc: Hendersonville TN

 Originally Posted By: 7mm08
I was asking to be informed.

Do you guys really think we only cast little flies to bass? Do you think that all fly lines float? Think you got the only gear that rattles?

I quess all the marlin, sails, tarpon, salmon that were caught on flyrods cannot possibly hold a candle to some 8lb largemouth?

I'm late coming back to this thread. I'm sorry if you took offense to my answer, because I sure didn't mean it.

These days, I fly fish about 99.9 percent of the time. There are rare situations when I'll pull out the conventional gear, but most days, if it's possible to catch the fish on a fly, that's what I'd rather do. I also don't limit it to little flies and floating lines. I've spent my share of time throwing big streamers and weighted lines at stripers, bass, and other quarry.

BUT, having said all that, I still believe fly tackle does not lend itself to bass fishing as well as gear. Are there times when you can catch good bass on a fly? Sure. Especially in shallow rivers, or in the late spring when the fish are up shallow and feeding.

But give me a hot summer day, a baitcaster, and a handful of plastic worms and crankbaits, and I'll outfish the man with the flyrod nearly every time.

Not bashing flyrods at all - it's just that it's not the most efficient method when bass are deep and uncooperative.


#847486 - 07/31/08 04:28 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: B.D.]
10 Point

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 2997
Loc: Memphis, TN

Is it getting deep in here Mike243?
Missed it by that much....

#848013 - 07/31/08 09:14 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: Radar]
6 Point

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 584
Loc: Decatur

 Originally Posted By: Radar
Because real men use flippin' sticks , not wimpy little flyrods . \:D

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