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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Fly-fishing gear works just fine for warmwater species like bass, too

Hefty poppers are a top surface presentation that fly-anglers will employ to catch largemouth bass on big, still water. (Stock photo)

Largemouth bass fishing is synonymous with many things in America’s freshwater fishing culture.
Tricked out specialty boats that scream second mortgage. Tournament anglers dressed like walking advertisements. Slick, glossy magazines devoted to the craft. Ambassadors and VIPs that span generations, from Ray Scott to Roland Martin to Kevin VanDam. In parts of the American South, the hunt for largemouth bass borders on religion – and has for decades.
But the beloved bucketmouth isn’t nearly as revered in fly-fishing circles.

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