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Fly Fishing Tactics For Bigger Bass - P2

Fly Fishing Tactics For Bigger Bass - P2

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Published by Jim Hendrick
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Jim Hendrick continues his series on catching bigger bass with an ‘in-depth’ look at putting your flies where the fish are.

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he faster we retrieve our flies, the more casts that we need to make. The more casts we make, the less time our fly will spend in the water. If our fly is spending more time in the air rather than in the water, we are less likely to catch fish. The continued act of casting and the dist
r cs fo tacti fly General

r IGGe b

baSS

Fly

Coarse

Sea

Tackle

Jim Hendrick continues his series on catching bigger bass with an ‘in-depth’ look at putting your flies where the fish are.

Come on Down!
T
he faster we retrieve our flies, the more casts that we need to make. The more casts we make, the less time our fly will spend in the water. If our fly is spending more time in the air rather than in the water, we are less likely to catch fish. The continued act of casting and the dist

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Published by: Jim Hendrick on Mar 26, 2009
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 Jim Hendrick
continues his series on catching bigger basswith an ‘in-depth’ look at putting your ies where the fsh are.
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he aster we retrieve our ies, themore casts that we need to make.The more casts we make, the lesstime our y will spend in the water. I our yis spending more time in the air rather than inthe water, we are less likely to catch fsh. Thecontinued act o casting and the disturbanceit causes may also decrease your chanceso catching a big fsh. I we slow down ourretrieves we will, by deault, make ewer castsand, hence, decrease our chances o spookinga big fsh by making bad casts or poorpresentations. But slowing down our retrievesdoes much more than that. So why should weslow down our retrieve in the frst instance?Under normal circumstances, we, generally,slow down our retrieve when the water
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temperature drops a little or water claritydeteriorates. You are orced to make theseadjustments to your retrieve because webelieve that fsh are oten sluggish in coolerwater and we need to give them time to seethe y when things are muddy. All o theseinuences are beyond our control, and aswe can’t change the weather or the water’scondition we must adapt to our surroundings.There’s nothing terribly wrong with that logic.Most o our bigger fsh take when our y is indeeper water, in act, a avourite tactic o mineis bigger ies fshed slowly, close to the shore,or even parallel to it.The chances are that you’re asking justhow big is big or how slow is slow, and howdeep is deep. A big y to me is something
 
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Fast-sinking shooting heads will helpput your y into the taking zone.Flies made rom syntheticmaterials are easier to castand sink more rapidly.

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