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I got the chance to try some of my flies, this morning. They may not be pretty but , they caught some fish. I caught twenty-some bass on what are normally considered Saltwater Patterns ;Black & Blue Popper, Chartuese/White Deceiver, Char/White Clouser, Crease Flies and a Good Ol' Wooley Bugger. What great fun on a Fly Rod. BTW my friend caught his on a Plastic worm:rolleyes: .
 

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backlash--- Wouldn't worry about the pretty part. As the saying goes "If it works don't knock it". You can't argue with a caught fish. Way to go!

Later, Forrest
 

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Nice fish for sure. I wouldn't mind having that big bluegill on a plate in front of me right now. That water looks like a good place for a whitlock's eelworm but if I were catching fish like that, I would have to be hard pressed to change from what was working.
 

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Hi backlash,
I'm new to this forum but have been fly fishing in carolina all of my life, first around Craven county and in the last 20 years the western trout streams.
I now have a boat and would like to get a bass on the end of the line. within an hour or two from Charlotte is there a good plase to be with a fly rod. I will shear info on western trout streams.
 

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wait till winter when the temps fall into the 30's-40's head to the hwy 150 launch on norman during the week is at it's best.. a streamer resembling a shad would slay.. the marshell steam plant hot hole. will have tons of bass and striper moving thru it every day just fish it along the rip rap..

i also spent the better part of 20 years fly fishing in the streams/rivers of western ny. many smallies and a few large mouth have fallin to my bugs..

zooker
 

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the hot hole is straight across from the hwy 150 launch. it flows down stream for up to a mile or better it bumps against the rip rap in moving waves-not always the same place- watch your temp gauge and chunk like mad when it hits 50+

zooker
 
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