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Browsing the "crappie" Tag

Sunfish? You don’t know what you’re missing

Ditch rip lips - embrace the ceremony of fly fishing to arouse the passion of greater reverberations within yourself - Thomas McGuane (paraphrased) [...]

April 10, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Crappie on the fly

Lily pads, dollar pads, branches of fallen trees, cypress knees and boat docks are favorite haunts of crappie looking to deposit their eggs. [...]

February 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide

At the Vise: Black marabou leech – hook or tube

This black marabou leech has significant attractor value. When tying them, make the tails in big, short clumps, so they'll be "fat". [...]

July 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: It is the lowly worm that catches the bass

Learning is subtle. A worm fell on my sleeve. I popped it into the water. BAM, a rainbow trout devoured it in drift about 15-feet from where I stood. The very effective San Juan Worm has been around for decades. [...]

March 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature Story: Don’t thumb your nose at ‘worm’ patterns

A day full of catches - multiple bream and small bass fighting for every morsel pitched at them. The patterns were worms tied on 12’s and 16’s - worked best [...]

September 16, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide