Sunday, September 9, 2012

Will This Fly Pattern Land Smallmouth & Spots in The Fall


While fishing at the tailrace the other day I meet a guy who told me about this unique Frog Pattern he uses with a 9 ft. 7 wt. We both were leaving the tailrace when he started talking to me about fishing Pickwick Lake in Tennessee in the fall for Samllmouth bass using this swimming frog. Being the always inquisitive fisherman I am I immediately started questioning him about the exact time of the year, water temp, presentation, leader/tippet size and length, depth, retrieve and was he fishing it over structure?  He gave me the name of the website which of all places is located in United Kingdom. I know I like to buy all my fishing tackle in the U. S. but I couldn’t resist seeing what this go getter of a fly look like up close and better yet to see if it would actually produce on Smith in October. Long story short I ordered half dozen last week. I don’t know about you guys but I am always willing to try any new fly pattern that may produce action for me. I will have to wait 16 days for the thing to get to me but I think it will be worth the wait.
This is the FROG I will wait 16 days for---I have a feeling it will produce
Since I am on the subject of FROG I thought I would share a few more with you guys. This frog cost twice as much as the frog from England--4.00
The Dry Ryn by Orvis is more a simplier pattern, I like my frogs jazzed up some
The Boobyfrog is from the Field & Stream blog. It is unique because it is tied with the hook upside down, I may have to try this one too.
The orange belly frog from Riverbum is yet a variation in colors and pattern
This frog is tied by Dusty Abney who tells quite a story involving this frog---great piece!!
 

20 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

OK, I vote for the Booby Frog, but then I like flies with weird names.

Mark

Howard Levett said...

A friend of mine actually tied up a few very similar patterns and gave them to me to try when I fish for bass. It's a killer of a fly and the bass love it. Hope I didn't spoil things for you Bill.

riverwalker34 said...

I like RiverBum. This post got me thinking about Bass Bugging this fall. I caught several bass on poppers and streamers at several ponds this spring but I am looking to hook into some nice Bukcetmouths. I'm out of practice. I rarely catch them on deer hair bugs. I'm gonna have to pull out the topo map. Thanks.

Brk Trt said...

To be honest Bill, I would fish any one of them and be confident.

Ty said...

Way cool flies Bill. Bet the bass hammer 'em in the spring.

Blake said...

Quite the nice collection of frogs you have put together. None I would be ashamed of.

Mel Moore said...

I don't have much experience with deer hair frogs etc, but, sure looks like you are about to have a lot of fun getting after them this fall. Keep us posted!

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I may have to try this one also, it looks like it attract some hits. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Thanks for the input, I accept all recommendations, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
I know you are the king of warm water action on top with poppers--so when you write something I pay attention. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I really like a surface warm water fly with lots of hackle, and most of these fits that pattern. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
I will give you guys a full report on their progress. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I must admit I did discovered some new patterns doing this post. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Hope you get a chance to try one of these patterns out that way. Thanks for the comment

Atlas said...

I love your blog, just found it searching on google for a review of the Streamflex. Will be checking back and will post a link up on my blog. Check it out if you like, www.atlasfishing.blogspot.com. Take Care, Bryan

Bill Trussell said...

Bryan
I am glad you found my blog through Streamflex, that is one awesome fly rod. Thanks for joining up with Fishing Through Life

Sanders said...

such cool looking flies...I have no doubt you will put them some to good use.

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
Can't wait to get them and see if they will produce. Thanks the comment

Atlas said...

Bill I did ended up getting the Streamflex. Thanks for the reviews, took it out tonight and just tossed line in the yard for a bit, loved how it handles.

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