How To Go Fly Fishing For Bass

If you need to improve your cast for larger flies, practice is the key. Be patient, and wait for your line to roll all the way out behind you. Don’t shoot it out like a cannon shot. Learn to notice the slight yanking of the fly behind you. Be quiet on the water, and you will not generally need to cast farther out than fifty feet, and normally around twenty or thirty will be sufficient. If you are going to need to cast much farther, you will want to adapt your rod to a steel head and over line the rid a bit.

Finally, pay close attention to structure in the water such as half submerged brush, small piles of rock, natural vegetation, submerged trees, and old logs in the water. Consider fishing the shaded sides of structure too. In some areas, you will find more fish in these areas than you will otherwise. Some angelers head out to locations where they know there are places for the bass to hide.  It is a good idea to do so.

One last bit of advice is no matter what you hear, do not give up on bass fly fishing by the light of the moon. Some of the best bass fishing happens at night, so tie some flies and hit the water! Happy Fishing!

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