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Old 01-28-18, 02:01 PM   #11
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Awesome fish.
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Old 01-28-18, 02:30 PM   #12
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I would probably encourage you to try any tactic to see what works best for you, as long as you are having fun and staying within the rules and regs.

I personally like to add weight to my streamers, and throw them on the lighter of my 2 spinning rods which is a medium /fast action. The weight gets the rig deep quick and lets me whip it all the way to the bank from mid river. Also, for me, in a boat, I can hit alot more essentially moving targets with spin gear and cover more water.
I usually fish with a ultralight 5 foot rod. Sometimes i pull out the 6 foot. Do you simply attach the fly to the line and add a weight? (like powerbait I guess?) How far up is the weight added? I've always been interested in the idea.

Only problem I'd have is rocks, assuming the weight brings it to the bottom. I catch many more rocks than fish Spinners tend to solve that problem.
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Old 01-28-18, 02:59 PM   #13
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Did you get a tape, wonder if itís got any bigger?
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Old 01-28-18, 03:34 PM   #14
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@Lumis - You can rig them just like you'd rig a soft plastic for bass fishing.

@Gout - I didnt measure him either time but it would have been interesting to see.
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Old 01-28-18, 03:43 PM   #15
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I know absolutely nothing about bass fishing. Googling it seems to bring up a hundred different ways to do it
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Old 01-28-18, 04:48 PM   #16
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@Lumis - What Jerry is doing here is using a larger streamer fly. What you are thinking of is smaller nymph flies.

For you to use flies with spinning gear you have to add weight somehow because in spin fishing or bait cast fishing the weight of the lure is what pulls line out on a cast. In fly fishing, the fly line is weighted and that is what powers the lure to its target.

You could use flies with spin gear, just add split shot to your line. About 12 to 16 inches up from the fly. You'll have to experiment but you want to add just enough split shot to tick the bottom. You'll get snagged, we all do. But it shouldn't happen every cast.

Also will want to use smaller diameter line. Maybe 4lb or even 2lb to be able to tie on small flies.

Play around with it, see what happens and let us know!
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Old 01-28-18, 05:56 PM   #17
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Whatís cool is seeing how he darkened himself compared to the previous time you caught him.
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Old 01-28-18, 05:57 PM   #18
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Sounds good, I'll have to try it out. I don't use anything heavier than 4lb line so I should be set. Hopefully the splitshot doesn't deter the fish. Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-28-18, 06:25 PM   #19
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Congrats Jerry! Yesterday was just too perfect not to bag a beast!
Iím pretty sure I wouldíve gotten him first had my 8wt not snapped in half.
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Sounds good, I'll have to try it out. I don't use anything heavier than 4lb line so I should be set. Hopefully the splitshot doesn't deter the fish. Thanks for the help.
It shouldn't. I started fishing the hooch a couple years ago with spin gear. Same way as I explained but with small plastic worms. Small split shot about 16-18 inches up the line. It should drift naturally and bounce along the bottom. Same areas where one would fish with a fly rod.

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Congrats Jerry! Yesterday was just too perfect not to bag a beast!
Iím pretty sure I wouldíve gotten him first had my 8wt not snapped in half.
Oh dang man how did that happen?
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