Bass Flies

Bass are well-known for their appetite and can eat up to half of their own length when they are hungry. Due to the reason that the bass swallow their prey whole, the size of the bass fishing flies must be considerably smaller than the width of the bass mouth. The bass, being a hungry predator, it will usually seek out the largest prey he can find which will fit into his mouth.

The movement of the bass fishing fly is crucial in order to attract the bass. The fish will quickly jump at the chance of swallowing anything in motion but also will spit out a potential meal because of the texture and/or taste. If you are considering bass fishing, you should be aware of the fact that it is quite important to use fishing flies that come with a strategic well-thought design and an intelligent hook position.

The main key of a fly is to draw attention to the bass. Dark colors like purples or browns, black streamers are considered to be great attention-obtainers and will help baits stand out against the dimming horizon. In the following, you will get to learn about some of the best bass fishing flies available:

Deer Hair Mouse

The big bass is known for its capability to swallow baby duckling as well as other waterfowl in order to satisfy its enormous appetite. Although not all bass can grow to the dimension that big that it will allow it to swallow such a big snack, the vast majority of the bass can and most likely will find a mouse to be a great meal. Deer Hair Mouse fishing flies are a tackle box staple for any respectable bass fisher. Usually, mice take residence in the near vicinity of a riverside and it only takes a slip or a strong win in order to render them helpless in the waters. The body of this type of fly is made out of deer hair tied around a rather large hook with a long and flexible tail in order to attract the attention of the bass as it swims through the water.

Matuka Sculpin

The olive colored Matuka Sculpin is considered to be a tremendous way of fly fishing which should be used in streams with weed-covered bottoms or algae. These fishing flies normally come in a gold color pattern for lighter riverbeds and are usually made out of turkey quill and deer hair. The sculpin is a type of small-sized fish that usually lives in camouflage against the river bottom. These flies need to be quite fast sinking and heavy enough so that they will stay down and not float off the bottom of the water.

Deer Hair Popper

These are commonly known as the original fishing flies. Prior to the tying of fishing flies was commercialized in America, the Native Americans used bundled feathers with hair in order to create flies that attracted the bass. These original fishing flies are meant to float and wriggle on the surface and of course, obtain the attention of the bass which is just a few feet below. The bass will think that the terrestrial bug was caught helplessly in the water and it will attack as fast as possible in order to get a fast meal.

Swimming Frog

A hungry bass cannot and will not resist the temptation of devouring a frog, given the suitable weather conditions. The swimming frog fishing flies were created so that they imitate the locomotion of a frog while swimming along the surface of the water, drawing the attention of the hungry bass. This swimming frog is made out of deer hair and it is usually colored in a wide variety of green patterns. This type of fly is recommended for areas where frogs naturally inhabit, like lily pads or any other water plants.

What you also need to know is that the best bass fishing period is when the temperature of the water reaches between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Above or beyond this temperature segment, the feeding tends to slow down significantly thus reducing your chances of catching bass. Given the proper fishing flies, perfect weather conditions and just a bit of luck, your bass fishing trip will be both relaxing and rewarding.