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Conway Bowman and Orvis on Fly Fishing for Bass

Fly fishing for bass is often overlooked in the fly anglers obsession with trout, but it shouldn’t be because it’s a blast.

Fly fishing for bass is another great way to wet your line and it is often more accessible in your nearby rivers, lakes and ponds.

Join Conway Bowman in this Orvis video as he catches some nice bass in home waters.

I love the YETI cooler fishing platform in the Jon boat, another unexpected use of a rugged ice box.

Fly fishing for bass is an excellent outing for freshwater anglers in between pursuing those elusive trout. In my fishing area, bass are literally accessible just outside my door. I also enjoy the kind of smash-mouth fishing you get when presenting flies to aggressive bass. You can typically be less nuanced in your presentation and fish dry or wet flies and the bronze backs are going to smash it.

Another bonus, if you tie your own flies, is you can tie those great big streamers and bugs because lets face it, a hungry bass is a little less discerning than your average trout. I have just tied a bunch of big clouser minnow flies in big bright colors in anticipation of this coming bass fishing season.

Good luck and tight lines this spring and summer.

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Conway Bowman and Orvis on Fly Fishing for Bass