In the video below Ben Pacheco from Rapax Fly Fishing shows you how to tie one of the best bass flies of all times, i.e. the Clouser Minnow.
Although a fairly simple pattern in terms of the number of materials used, the Clouser Minnow is a proven performer when it comes to bass fly fishing and is a must in every fly box.
It casts well, gets down in the water column fast, and is a terrific baitfish imitator that can be used for searching for both largemouth and smallmouth bass.
For other great bass flies see: Top 5 Fly Patterns You Need To Start Fly Fishing for Bass
Adding flash and vibration to flies is a proven way of attracting predatory fish. A great way of doing so is to spruce up your flies with wiggle tails. The life-like action of wiggle tails are hard for the fish to resist.
In this article you find an instructional video on how to attach wiggle tails to your flies using snaps for hooks and snaps for tails.
Just like many other game fish, northern pike will display seasonal patterns. These patterns are fairly universal and once you are aware of them allow you to more efficiently target structure and cover that are most likely to hold pike, whether it being spring, summer, fall or winter.
This guide will give you an overview seasonal northern pike patterns.
Over the last couple of years fly fishing for pike has become more and more popular. Pike is a great fish to catch on the fly and will fiercely strike flies both at the surface and further down in the water column.
In this post we give you a detailed summary of what you need to start fly fishing for pike.