Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Bass" Tag

Fly fishing at night

If you fly fish at night, there is one thing that you would never want to leave home without, a friend. And at least one of you needs to be very familiar with the coordinates. [...]

September 13, 2019 Fly Fishing, Night fishing, RECENT, Slide

The Kreelex Fly: It is ugly and a killer

The Kreelex fly was intended initially to tame smallmouth bass, but it turned out to be just as likely pounded by carp or pike. [...]

January 7, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Carp Crack, a fly pattern that plays well on gameday

The fly pattern Jean-Paul Lipton created, Carp Crack, first appeared in “Orvis Beginner Guide to Carp Flies” in 2015. I think it’s an 8 sleeper fly.    [...]

August 28, 2018 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

Review: These boots were made for walkin’

With a focus on lightweight and durable, the Orvis Men's Ultralight Wading Boots might be the best wading boots I've ever owned. [...]

August 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

All about largies – Micropterus salmoides

The largemouth bass lives in all types of water, including swamps, streams, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, creeks and large rivers. [...]

May 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts

Lefty Kreh turns 93, but prefers to celebrate his mentor Joe Brooks

Brooks, a Baltimore native who was 24 years older than Kreh, had already set off on a career as an outdoors writer. [...]

February 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Fly fishing metro-Atlanta. The “Hootch” could be America’s best-kept secret

Stay in the Atlanta and fly fish 48 miles of continuous and exceptional trout water. Big browns and healthy rainbows feast year-round on hatches in cold water. [...]

February 22, 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: The Hulk Popper

The Hulk is one froggy pattern that moves a lot of water and is visually easy for both angler and predator to locate. [...]

February 6, 2018 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Profile: Henry Cowen, Georgia carpin’

Fly fishing for carp has long past new rage animal to cast to, but there are still many pages to be learned about this fish that is more like a redfish than bonefish [...]

November 22, 2017 Fly Fishing, Profile, RECENT, Slide