Super Bass Flies

Super Bass Flies

Author: Pat Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510736900

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 172

“Pat Cohen of Super Fly is the modern-day hair master. So exceptional is his work that many of his fans consider his flies more art than tackle. . . . Not only is Pat Cohen the man when it comes to tying hair bugs, he’s also a leading expert on fishing them.” —Field & Stream After a lifetime of bass fishing and a decade of tying flies to catch them, Pat Cohen shares in Super Flies the abundance of tips, tactics, and fly recipes he has gathered in pursuing bass on the fly. In creating his own proprietary bass patterns, he has made smart design choices based on an understanding of the prey an angler might imitate in a particular presentation. He researched each food source to give insight into the flies he features from some of the best tiers in the world. He has divided the book into three main areas that feature: Topwater mice, frogs, birds, floating minnows, dragonflies, damsel flies, and hoppers Mid-column flies, including Spaghetti Cat, Fleeing Bucktail, and Manbearpig Bottom-dweller flies, including Shaggin’ Dragon, Mud Puppet, and Sulking Sculpin Techniques for fishing each type of fly And much more. Every fly in Super Fliescomes with a short description offering insight into how the creator recommends fishing it, and he offers additional step-by-step instructions for tying his original designs. Use Super Flies as a handy reference to expand your base knowledge of creative solutions for bass on the fly.

The Best Bass Flies

The Best Bass Flies

Author: Jay Zimmerman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811765985

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 762

Bass fishing (largemouth, primarily) is growing in popularity around the country; it is growing really fast in western states such as Colorado, Idaho, and Nebraska due to the accessibility (public water nearby), crowding of trout streams, and new cadre of anglers that prefer alternatives to trout. Jay Zimmerman features 18 cutting-edge patterns from around the country for largemouth and smallmouth bass, explains how to fish them, and has detailed tying steps. Because of how widespread bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted) are, this book should appeal to anglers around the country.

Smallmouth Bass Flies Top to Bottom

Smallmouth Bass Flies Top to Bottom

Author: Jake Villwock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811767798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 390

Smallmouth bass swim in lakes and rivers across the United States and Canada and are a premier fly-rod game fish in almost every way—they take flies readily, feed on diverse foods for a long period of time, tolerate higher water temperatures than trout, and fight harder than any other North American freshwater fish their size. This is the first book dedicated to the best modern flies for these fish that includes both detailed step-by-step tying instructions as well as top patterns and recipes for flies that cover the complete water column, from top to bottom. With over 500 full-color step-by-step images and 300 patterns by today’s top tiers from around the country, this book is the definitive resource for smallmouth bass.

Tactics for Bass and Other Warmwater Species

Tactics for Bass and Other Warmwater Species

Author: Tim Jacobs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811771139

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

View: 325

As trout rivers become more crowded and tackle developed to handle larger flies (and larger fish) warmwater fly fishing is becoming more popular and is the new frontier in fly fishing. When the boat launches on the famous trout streams look like a mall parking lot, you can still find solitude on warm water rivers and lakes nearby that offer stellar fishing. Part of a new series of fly-fishing tactics books that cover key areas in detail, with clear, straightforward writing, Tactics for Bass and Other Warmwater Species covers techniques, rigs, and fly patterns for largemouth and smallmouth bass, panfish, pike, and other species common in lakes around the country.

Fishy's Flies

Fishy's Flies

Author: Jay Fullum

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811726169

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 86

View: 523

With an artist's deft touch, Fishy Fullum presents 27 original, innovative, and effective fly patterns. Learn to tie terrestrials, dry flies, bass flies, nymphs, poppers, and saltwater flies. Each fly is designed to be tier friendly, using a few readily available materials and taking less time and skill to tie than more elaborate ties. Materials lists, step-by-step tying instructions, and introductions describing the fly in this long-awaited book by well-known fly tier Fishy Fullum give all the necessary help for tying these simple yet unusual flies.

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Author: Chris Hansen

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1616739959

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 887

Many anglers who wish to get started in fly fishing are intimidated. With so many choices of expensive rods, reels, lines, leaders and flies, it's difficult to know where to begin. And it doesn't help that a few of the so-called "experts" in the field write articles implying the sport is difficult to master. The truth is, to be a successful fly angler you don't need to know everything about everything. That's what sets this book apart from the many other fly fishing books available today. In these pages, veteran fly-fishing instructor Chris Hansen concentrates on teaching you the basics. For example, if you aren't sure what level fly angler you are, check out Hansen's "10 Ways to Tell If You're a Beginner." Want to learn how to fly cast? Read "12 Tips to Making the Perfect Cast." And if you think you must carry everything but the kitchen sink with you every time you wade into a stream, look at Hansen's "8 Accessories for Every Trip." Hansen understands the best reason to try fly fishing is that in many situations you can catch more fish with flies than you can with spinning or baitcasting lures. In this book's final chapter, "Catching Fish on Flies," he details these situations for panfish, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and even northern pike. In addition, he shows you his "Top 10 Fly Patterns" for each species and the best retrieves for getting finicky fish to strike.

Backcountry Flies

Backcountry Flies

Author: Steve Kantner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811766203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 121

Florida’s coastal fishing has suffered over the years, and more and more anglers are turning toward the inland waters to fish for trophy largemouth bass, peacock bass, snook, baby tarpon, cichlids, and a host of other exotic species. This book is dedicated to fly patterns for these fish and includes step-by-step instructions as well as fishing information.

Fly Fishing for Freshwater Striped Bass

Fly Fishing for Freshwater Striped Bass

Author: Henry Cowen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510735026

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 232

Here fishing guide and fly designer Henry Cowen shares decades of hard-earned knowledge of stripers for the first time. Learn about the species, its food, and where and how to find them, so you can land far more and bigger stripers. Knowing where and how to find stripers is key, and Cowen offers proven techniques for locating fish in both reservoirs and rivers, including water temperature, seasonal patterns, weather patterns, locating the bait, water clarity, and wildlife and how it can help anglers. The popularity of fishing for striped bass in freshwater is growing quickly, especially as global warming allows the fish to live in waters that used to be too cold. This is the first major book on the subject, one that is sure to be part of a big trend among fly fishers. Cowen carefully outlines fishing tactics, along with detailed photographs of the steps involved, covering: Retrieving a striper Fishing a point, uphill and downhill Working a topwater fly (constant retrieve) Hooking a fish (strip strike) Fishing a hump Fishing a saddle or blow-through Fishing a breakwater Using the countdown method Fishing a deep hole in a river Fishing a creek in a river And much more! Cowen also takes a close look at freshwater striped bass, explaining how natural and stocked fisheries are managed as well as the difference between the various species. Along with help choosing equipment and some notes on wading tactics, anglers will have everything they need to improve their fishing techniques or make a start on this popular all-American outdoor sport.