Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides
Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they’re not willing to eat bugs on top.Photo courtesy All Water Guides
Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .
Largemouths holding in weedbeds make for great summertime action.
Photo by Drew Price
Everyone knows that bass loves weeds in the summer, but to cover big weed beds efficiently, you often need a boat (although not necessarily a sparkly one). Especially in the South, the lake. . .
The Bully Bluegill Spider is the creation of fly tier Terry Wilson, and it was first introduced to the wider community in the 1999 book that Terry wrote with his wife, Roxanne, Bluegill Fly. . .
This chunky largemouth fell for a deer-hair slider, the Umpqua Swim Frog diver.
Photo by Reid Bryant
Catching largemouth bass on surface flies is a lot of fun, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Bass aren’t like northern pike, almost always willing to chase down a big meal. In fact, bass. . .
Few things in fly-fishing are as exciting as watching a largemouth bass smash a fly on the surface, and Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides gets to watch this spectacle more than most anglers. Based in Austin, Texas, Dedeaux was a 2016 Orvis-Endorsed . . .
Rob Woodruff of Woodruff Guide Service
shows how to properly support a bass’s body.
Photo by Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff
Fly fishers have spent a lot of time over the past couple of years trying to promote the #Keepemwet ethic as a way to ensure the highest survival rates from catch-and-release. . .
Largemouths on a fly are a blast.
Here’s the second episode of “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” to be published on Youtube. (We told you about Episode I and the series last week.) In Episode II, Tom Rosenbauer focuses on. . .
Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge
If you’re chucking the right flies, you can land huge northerns on a fly rod.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge
Over the last 25 years of chasing giant pike with a fly rod, I’ve learned a lot about what makes these creatures tick. I spent the first nine of those years as a fishing client of my favorite place and. . .
This is a special backcast episode, and we are also posting a companion video over on the Orvis Fly-Fishing Videos Podcast. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe! We have a very exciting podcast for you this week. Many of you have asked for a pike podcast, and we’ve delivered what I … Continue reading “Podcast: Fly-Fishing for Pike, with Drew Price”
Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy
You’ll have to learn to accept a pretty high failure rate if you want to eventually land a grass carp.
Photos by Drew Ross
Grass carp can be a challenge on the fly and frustrated me for years. My first experience was very memorable. In the summer 2012, I was working some lily pads for bass when a huge shadow . . .