Tag Archives: fly-fishing for bass

“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply

Bill Tapply had some awfully strong opinions about what makes a good bass bug.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

“It is with some degree of trepidation that I approach the subject of artificial flies [for bass],” wrote James A. Henshall in his Book of the Black Bass, “for I am afraid that I hold some very. . .


Classic Pro Tips: 7 Keys to Catching River Bass

Written by Winston Cundiff, All Water Guides

River bass require a specialized set of skills and tactics that are very different from those of trout fishing.
All photos courtesy Winston Cundiff

I recently read a “how-to” article about bass fishing on the fly and watched an older video that put tournament gear fisherman alongside a fly guy in the Sacramento Delta. Both were very. . .


Video: “Airstreamer” by Todd Moen

Written by: Phil Monahan

Todd Moen of Catch Magazine has pulled another great video from the vault and posted it on Youtube. As usual, this one stars Brian O’Keefe, who catches some fine trout, bass, and carp in a . . .


Podcasts: Catching Largemouth Bass in Rivers, with Winston Cundiff

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Winston Cundiff with a beautiful Texas bass.
Photos courtesy Winston Cundiff

When we think of largemouth bass, most of us either have a vision of a small farm pond or a big wide-open lake. But there are many excellent largemouth bass fisheries in rivers. And the . . .


Top 10 Flies for Oregon’s North Coast

Written by: Ethan Barrow, Adventures Across Oregon

There are lots of opportunities within striking distance of Portland.
Photos courtesy Adventures Across Oregon

When the vast majority of fly fishing destinations in the northern hemisphere are dealing with intense cold and/or snow, the watersheds in close proximity to Portland, Oregon are oftentimes. . .


Fish Facts: Largemouth Bass, a.k.a Ol’ Bucketmouth

Written by: Phil Monahan

Illustration by Duane Raver via USFWS

Among the more widely distributed game fish in North America, and now around the world, the largemouth bass is prized for its aggressive feeding habits and violent strikes. A big bass blowing up the water around a popper chugging across flat water is. . .


Fly Fishers Take Top Prize in Major Bass Tournament!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Philippe Charon (second from left) and Karl Beliveau accept the spoils of their victory.
Photo via Big Bass Challenge Quebec

Last weekend, Scientific Anglers pro-staff members Philippe Charon and Karl Beliveau took home the top prize in the Big Bass Challenge Quebec, a major bass-fishing tournament. Why is this . . .