As good as the fishing is in Louisiana, it might be better off Mississippi.
Some might say its ironic that the Clouser Minnow generally accepted as the most universal saltwater fly available today was first tied as an attempt to catch smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River back in 185.
Know as much as you can about the prey, including its habitat and habits.
Most people probably associate striped bass with cold New England waters, but the truth of the matter is that these fish are found throughout much of the coastal U.S. from Maine right around to Oregon.
New England - Mid-May to July and September and October consistently produce the biggest fish in this area. Large attractor patterns work better the imitators on sluggish fish.
The Holy Grail of tarpon fishing may have been captured and Jim Holland Jr., fishing out of Homosassa, was apparently the lucky angler. After a two hour fight the fish was reported to tape out at 84 inches long and 47 inches in girth with a estimated weight of 204 pounds. Reportedly the fish weighed in at 202 pounds and is a pending 20-pound tippet record. The fish was caught while blind casting near Hammer's Rock in deep water and dragged the boat about 3 miles.
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Dan Blanton's classic baitfish imitation fly has changed very little since it was created in 1971 - nor has it needed to.
Even in a sport as old as fly-fishing, new methods pop up. These patterns will add another dimension to your fly-tying repertoire, not to mention your fly box.
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