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#843240 - 07/29/08 10:38 AM B.A.S.S. Tournaments
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OK, I just gotta know.

Why is it that you never see some guy with a flyrod fishing for bass on a B.A.S.S, or FLW tournament? Is it like NASCAR were they want everybody to have the same lures, plugs, spinners, worms, (kind of like restrictor plates)?

What are the rules regarding rods, methods, rod lengths that would prohibit such a thing?
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#843247 - 07/29/08 10:43 AM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: 7mm08]
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Why in the world would you want to fish with a flyrod in a bass tourny? You can fish with one if a person wants to
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#843253 - 07/29/08 10:47 AM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: A.Hall]
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Length of rod has been a limiting factor, but other then that there is no answer.

Why would we want to stoop to wearing shirts with patches and crap, and driving a boat which like a gay parade float \:D
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#843319 - 07/29/08 11:38 AM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: captain hook]
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Because real men use flippin' sticks , not wimpy little flyrods . \:D
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#843384 - 07/29/08 12:18 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Because real men use flippin' sticks , not wimpy little flyrods . \:D


You like flippin' men's sticks? \:D
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#843401 - 07/29/08 12:32 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: 7mm08]
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Bass fishing doesn't lend itself to fly fishing. You can catch bass on a flyrod, but most days you'll do better on gear. Bass don't spend their time eating tiny little bugs like trout do.

Fly fishing is sort of like bow hunting. Most enthusiasts don't do it because it's the best way to catch the most in the fastest amount of time - they do it because it's fun. I know a lot of guys who love to bow hunt. A couple are so into it that they bow hunt exclusively with recurves. They are hardcore hunters and know more about stalking big bucks than I ever will.

I don't think any of them would grab a recurve and go hope to compete in a deer hunting contest against a bunch of guys with rifles though.

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#843413 - 07/29/08 12:45 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: B.D.]
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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?

PS..What's a tournament got to do with anything? Isn't it about catching, which requires knowledge thrown in with some science about thermaclines, food, breeding etc. in order to get a fish to bite. I didn't know it was about Spiderwire and plugs.


Edited by 7mm08 (07/29/08 12:49 PM)
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#843415 - 07/29/08 12:48 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: 7mm08]
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As far as I know it is against the rules to fish with a flyrod in a BASS tournament.
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#843429 - 07/29/08 12:56 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: Headhunter]
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Thank you, Headhunter.

Now why?


PSS.. Ranking in a tournament is only based on the weigh in at the end of the day...not absolute numbers of fish, correct?


Edited by 7mm08 (07/29/08 12:58 PM)
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#843495 - 07/29/08 01:48 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: 7mm08]
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I believe there is a limit on the length of rod you can use. But I can give you the single overiding factor in why no bass tournament guys use flyrods.

They want to win. They are not fishing for fun. They are fishing for a living and to make a living, they have to win. It is that simple.
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