Thursday, April 3, 2014


Today I returned to the bass pond, in hopes of a bigger catch on deer hair poppers. It was not to be, although some good bass followed the popper and made wakes on the surface. It is hard to keep ones composure when a 3 lb+ largemouth comes up and examines the fly. With picky fish like these (I have fished at that pond for years, and those suckers have gotten smarter than some wild brown trout!), you really have to sell that fly. Today I was unable to seal the deal.

That bugger is definitely the brother of the two I got yesterday. He was exactly the same size but had a little less color. He took that popper well.


  1. Have to give that bass credit that it recognized a good "popper".

    1. They do like that olive and orange striped pattern!