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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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#843319 - 07/29/08 11:38 AM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: ]
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Because real men use flippin' sticks , not wimpy little flyrods . \: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.


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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?


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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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#843564 - 07/29/08 02:23 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: bowriter]
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So your assuming that a "real" tournament fisherman can out perform an experienced flyfisherman for bass?

What exactly can a "real" tournament fisherman do that say I couldn't do with a flyrod? The only serious thing I can think of is make about 20% more casts in a day, which would give you a few more chances. Other than that I can't think of anything more that would give them an advantage.
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#843590 - 07/29/08 02:34 PM Re: B.A.S.S. Tournaments [Re: 7mm08]
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Why do you want to argue? You asked a question. I answered your question as honestly as I could, as did others. Now you want to measure johnsons over flyrods and other tackle.

Why?

But I'll answer your question. They can win consistently and you can't. You can have a good day here and there but day in and day out, fishing the cover and brush etc., they can switch rods and lures and skim bass across the surface and you can't. Yet the biggest stringer of smallmouth I ever caught, I caught on a flyrod. But I could never do it again and tournament fishing is about consistent hook sets and getting the fish in the boat.

Now quit trying to start a pissing contest.
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