Our friend Colin McKeown of The New Fly Fisher and his colleagues spend a lot time chasing big smallmouth bass. Although topwater fishing is more visually exciting, more really big bronzebacks are caught on streamers, and Colin shares his five favorites:
- Hud’s Bushwacker, size 2/0
- CK Baitfish, size 4
- White Woolly Bugger, sizes 4 and 6
- Clouser Minnow, sizes 2 and 4
- Scottys McFly, sizes 4 and 6
So the next time you’re chasing big smallies, make sure you’ve got some of these on hand.