How do you fly fish for bass? Is it possible?

I’ve read that fly-fishing for Bass is becoming more popular – is it difficult?

Fly-fishing for Bass is increasing in popularity and is actually no more difficult than fly-fishing for trout.  As a matter of fact, I think it may almost be easier.  With the Bass, all you really need to do is get the fly to them, give it a twitch and wait for the strike.  Smallmouth Bass are the species that are most often being targeted these days by fly fishermen but Largemouth are becoming just as popular.  One of the reasons that most anglers believe fly-fishing is so successful with the Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass is that it is a presentation that they’re not used and haven’t been trying to avoid for the last couple of decades.   The equipment you need to flyfish for Bass isn’t much different than you’d use for trout.  When choosing your fly, however, you are going to want to use larger flies than you would for trout to coax the big guys to bite.  The most popular flies being used for Bass by flyfishermen include crayfish patterns, leech patterns, wooly buggers, muddler minnows and dahberg divers.  I do believe that we’ll be seeing a lot more anglers using fly-fishing for Bass in the near future with excellent results.

Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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