- Top water is king - Fly anglers love surface action. The same great fishing is what works the best for bass. Choose lures like small poppers or grasshoppers. Work each fly slowly and even stop it several times during the retrieve. Many times bass will surface and smash a still popper rather than one that is in motion.
- Change your nymphing strategy - When top water activity is limited, nymph fishing can be a productive alternative. Especially when lake fishing for bass, change your nymphing technique to a constant retrieve. This gives your nymph imitation some life like motion and allows you to feel even the slightest bite from a feeding bass.
- Its OK to fish bass lures - Some tradition fly anglers may cringe at the thought of fishing something that is not hand-tied with fur and feathers on the end of your rod. The truth is, when bass fishing, use what works in the water you are fishing. Don't be afraid to pack small plastic worms and "jig fish" with your fly rod. Use light weight tackle for better casting when fishing traditional bass lures like lizards and wacky worms.
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