Monday, July 20, 2015

Kelly Galloup Style Smallmouth

Today I braved the heat and thunder storms on the lake, throwing a big articulated streamer at structure and using the jerk-strip retrieve, just as big streamer expert Kelly Galloup does for huge brown trout. I was using one of his patterns too, a white Heifer Groomer/Fat Head. The third cast the unweighted fly was smashed at the surface my a solid smallmouth, a beauty that fought as brilliantly as any of it's species does.





Although I nailed into a couple more smallmouth, the only other fish I caught and found photo worthy was this hungry and stunningly colorful sunfish. What a specimen!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, what a Sunfish. Pretty aggressive, too, being bully enough to get after that big streamer.
    For what it is worth, Smallmouth Bass are just tough as can be on a fly rod!

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    1. One of the prettiest fish I've ever caught!

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  2. The bass and bluegill are beauties. Your kayak didn't fill up with water, so it was a good outing. That pattern works very well.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Thanks,
      It's actually a redbreast sunfish.

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