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

Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 41522
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: 11248
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: 2918
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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