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Bass line

Post by SkyeWarrior » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:24 pm

Hi Guys, been a while. I know there's a couple of bass on fly fellas and feel more comfortable asking a question here than elsewhere bowsmilie

Does anyone have a suggestion for a floating line for bass - I'm still learning to cast, but assume I need a clouser type line to turn over the flies that I'm waving around (gurglers, poppers and spun deer hair. Winter was a little slow lol ) - I'm willing to accept it's also a problem with my casting since I'm sitting in a canoe, but don't seem to have the same casting trouble with a piece of wool catching grass bass that I do once I take the rod out onto the water crazysmilie

Any advice appreciated.
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Re: Bass line

Post by MXB » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:22 am

@Skywarrior . . .

You'll find you will need a specialist bass taper fly line that has a thick front section for throwing bulky deerhair flies like Dahlbergs and it will also depend on what size outfit you are using. I used to use a Lee Wulff Triangle Taper and Bass Taper but its never easy casting bulky light flies but from a kayak just limit the distance and work with a length that you are comfortable with casting. . . . and flop it out there.

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Re: Bass line

Post by SkyeWarrior » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:32 am

Thanks mate clapclap

Have found a Sage bluegill line that is the same series as their small/largemouth rods/lines. This is going to be fun methinks - flopping (or a skimming crash)was exactly what I had in mind thumbsupsmilie Admittedly I had a lot of fun playing with tieing a few flies over winter.

Will let you know how it goes.
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Post by MXB » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:04 am

Sounds like overkill but I used to use a 7 or 8wt rod to turn these guys over properly . . .

and have something on the head to protect the ears and eyes would be my tip thumbsupsmilie

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Re: Bass line

Post by SkyeWarrior » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:03 am

Hey Roger, looks like your advice was sound thumbsupsmilie

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This is fun!

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