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Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.



Started around 6 PM. I didn't get much on the surface today with the heavy rig, but hit this gal at 8PM. I switched to the light rig and used a wolly bugger and caught about 25 fish mixed species. Girlfriend showed up just in time to take the pics. I tried taking self picks but it was hard holding it up. It measured 22", estimated somewhere between 6 and 7 lbs. I caught one 19" one week ago, and one about 22" same size a year ago mothers day at the same pond, with the same fly (not just the style, but the very same fly). I think I'm going to put that fly in a glass box with the story. This fish has a lot of battle scars. I cut off the fly and packed it in after that. How can you top it, right? Deer hair frog popper with a weed guard. This fish is in my freshwater top 5. I put it back.

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Re: Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.

Nice
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Nice Fish.

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Very nice, any chance we can see the fly?

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Re: Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.

Good idea. It used to have jiggly eyes and wasn't so beat up, but it's seen its days.

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Re: Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.

Thanks for photo. I need to find some bigger flies like that. Going to Michigan in August and lake has a lot of bass and northern pike in it.

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Re: Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.

WC,
Congrats on a fine catch, outstanding fish. Great Fly Fishing!
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Re: Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.

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Thanks for photo. I need to find some bigger flies like that. Going to Michigan in August and lake has a lot of bass and northern pike in it.
Get some big, brightly colored streamers for the pike, Tater. My buddy used to do that when we fished Canada every year. I messed around with his flyrod a bit and managed to catch one hammer handle sized pike. They also make a fine wire leader that attaches to your fly line so the pike doesn't bite through your leader.

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Re: Lucky fly! Nice farm pond bass.

That's the standard Deer Hair, the eyes always seem to fall off. How were you fishing it? I've found that large mouths like a little movement, smallies like to hit it on a dead drift. Have you ever fished balsa poppers?
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