Slinging Meat

Slinging Meat

 

Warm water bass fishing here in Missouri is in full swing and selecting the right patterns is relatively easy.  Knowing what prey inhabits your local waters is a great place to start.  Throwing patterns like crawdads, tadpoles and baitfish will most definitely get you some action.  On the flip side, large and obnoxious patterns unlike anything on this planet, will bring many bass to hand.  I've caught large bass on small nymphs and small bass on streamers nearly three quarters the size of the fish.  For ease of casting start out small and then work up to those big double and triple articulated streamers.  A wooly bugger small enough to be thrown with a 3 or 4wt makes for a fun and is a lot less tiresome.  Catching on light tackle is just awesome but I personally like punching out big streamers with my 8wt Radian (killer rod).  Seeing the materials of my streamer come alive in the water is what does it for me.  If you want some fresh ideas on some nasty meat to throw, go watch Brian Wise tie up some patterns like Nick Granato's Maximum Cowbell or Kelly Galloup's Articulated Butt Monkey.  His tying video's are in my opinion the best out there!   Brian guides in southern Missouri on some of the best trout fishing water the state has to offer.  He is also a pro staff member for one of my favorite companies, Allen Fly Fishing.  Go see what they are up to in the ozarks.  There is a link to his website www.flyfishingtheozarks.com under the Support the Locals tab.


Landon