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Smallies on the fly!

  1. I could use some guidance on wading boots...

    From more sources than I thought possible, I ended up with a pocketful of Bass Pro Shop gift cards this season. I am thinking of replacing my ageing...

    Started by Hunter Armstrong - VA‎, 01-05-2018 05:02 PM
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  2. New (October '17) book on fly fishing for smallmouth

    I haven't read the book, titled Smallmouth: Modern Fly-Fishing Methods, Tactics and Techniques, but I heard the author talk about this and several...

    Started by VirginiaRiverGuy‎, 12-19-2017 08:30 PM
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    12-27-2017, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  3. Challenges of Smallie Fly Fishing from a Kayak or Moving Watercraft

    I spent some time in 2017 trying to get better at catching smallmouth bass from the Potomac River on the fly. When in my kayak, I ran into some...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 12-07-2017 11:12 AM
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    12-15-2017, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Pony Bead Flukes

    Tied the lures below on latigo lace with craft fur tail material, a fluffy chenille yarn, and pony beads. Pony beads come in a variety of colors and...

    Started by Pup‎, 11-02-2017 03:03 PM
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    11-15-2017, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  5. Fly tying vise suggestions

    I am looking to buy a vice for tying skirts on jigs or spinnerbaits with wire or dressing hooks. I will not be tying flies and will not be doing...

    Started by drxfish‎, 11-11-2017 09:34 PM
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  6. Straightening Older, Unused Leaders

    I have several, packaged, tapered-monofilament leaders that were purchased in the 1990s. They all have coiled memory which makes their casting...

    Started by Pup‎, 09-04-2017 12:49 PM
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    11-01-2017, 12:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Eagle Claw Featherlight

    Just got an Eagle Claw Featherlight #3/4 weight fly rod as a gift. Looking forward to tossing it around this weekend. ...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 10-05-2017 11:49 AM
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  8. Lefty Kreh not doing too well

    This open letter is being posted in fly fishing forums around the world, per Lefty's request, explaining why he's not showing up at fly fishing shows...

    Started by VirginiaRiverGuy‎, 10-29-2017 07:12 AM
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    10-31-2017, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  9. Eagle Claw Featherlight

    Just got an Eagle Claw Featherlight #3/4 weight fly rod as a gift. Looking forward to tossing it around this weekend. ...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 10-05-2017 11:47 AM
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    10-05-2017, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  10. Robsnowhite Damsel Fly Nymph

    Here are some Robsnowhite Damsel Fly Nymphs I tied up over the weekend. They are easy to tie and pretty fun to make. Black ostrich plumes are the...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 08-28-2017 09:09 PM
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    08-31-2017, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Potomac Wade In Ben's Old Town

    Did a 3 hour wade trip in Ben's old town this morning. River was clear and beautiful. Zero strikes on a popper. 1 strike on a bullet head darter...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 08-26-2017 04:29 PM
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    08-29-2017, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  12. UP below Dam 3 Ruins 08/27/17

    Been away for several years, but we sent the kids off to school, now the wife and I have time again to get on the river. Being a little bummed about...

    Started by Alpsman‎, 08-28-2017 01:43 PM
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  13. Prettyboy Reservoir Fairy Wand 2017

    My buddy bought a reservoir runner and he invited me to test it out at Prettyboy Reservoir. I used my fly rod and caught 1 tiny smallie on a...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 08-07-2017 12:06 PM
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  14. New book on fly fishing for smallmouth + interview with Lefty Kreh

    Interesting interview below with Lefty Kreh by one of the authors of a soon-to-be-released book on fly fishing for smallmouth. Lefty always has...

    Started by VirginiaRiverGuy‎, 08-02-2017 02:45 PM
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    08-05-2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Monocacy Today

    Started by DanMarino‎, 07-22-2017 07:43 PM
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  16. Pond Action Largemouth Between Storms

    Caught this largemouth between storms this afternoon. Boy was it hot and muggy out. Caught it on the 6th cast on a streamer type fly I tied up. ...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 07-23-2017 09:44 PM
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    07-29-2017, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Recent Flies I've Tied Up Plus one Hookup Jig

    Started by DanMarino‎, 07-25-2017 08:12 PM
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    07-29-2017, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Potomac Smallies 6/24/17

    Fly fished the Potomac again in the same area as last week, but this time from my kayak. Fly fishing from a moving kayak is difficult. I parked the...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 06-24-2017 03:56 PM
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    06-24-2017, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  19. Potomac Smallies 6/17/17

    Did a morning wade trip today on the Potomac. Beautiful conditions and crystal clear water. Stumbled around on a ledge and in the river for about 3...

    Started by DanMarino‎, 06-17-2017 09:22 PM
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    06-22-2017, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  20. Streamers

    Getting ready to focus on some smallies this summer. About to tie more game changers. Thought I'd charge some recent ties.

    Started by Woollywilma‎, 06-13-2017 02:07 PM
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    06-19-2017, 01:31 PM Go to last post

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