Flies for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass
Fly fishing for bass is an exciting way to catch them. Bass, compared to most other gamefish, will eat just about anything: crayfish, aquatic insects, sunfish, mice and other rodents, shad, minnows, and frogs, to name a few. Because of their diet, they are one of the most adaptable, and, therefore, most widely available species for fly fishing in the United States.
Bass are ambush hunters. They hide under cover and wait for prey to pass by. Fish weed edges, docks and around wood to find these predators. If you want to catch more bass learn to recognize these ambush points and fish your flies around them.
Is there anything more exciting than seeing a bass ambush your fly not a moment after hitting the surface? The Fly Fishers’ collection of surface flies for sale include all sorts of different poppers, sliders, divers, and imitation mice to appeal to large and small mouth bass in any potential fly fishing environment.
Bass will go after dredging flies, as well. The key to effective subsurface bass is figuring out the mood of the fish, negative, neutral or aggressive and present the fly accordingly. Keep the rod low to keep slack out of the line and strip strike to get better hook penetration. Crayfish are a huge part of a bass’s diet. We carry imitation crayfish flies to work subsurface when surface flies aren’t working. Choose a subsurface fly and experiment with retrieves to get the bass to eat.
Get the Best Flies for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass
If you're a little overwhelmed with our huge selection of subsurface and surface bass flies and looking for a good place to start, check out our hand-picked favorite flies for fly fishing smallmouth and largemouth bass:
Browse our full inventory of bass flies today, stock your gear bag with some high quality bass flies, and get out on the water for some unforgettable action!
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