Fly Fishing Success: Catching Bass and Gills on the 3 wt in Appalachian Waters

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  • 30 lbs
  • 48
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  • Scotty's avatar

    Remind me again. Aim high or low for refraction?

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Scotty Low.... How low you may ask? Well it only depends on how far the shot is, how deep the fish is and how bright the sun is shining. I've missed far more than I've hit.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Scotty low

  • Mike's avatar

    @Scotty never mind👆🤪

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Mike if a man could figure out a way to have a reactive sight to calculate for all the aforementioned variables, he'd die a rich man. Best I can come up with is compensate based on your last miss under similar circumstances and let it fly. I think it's a great way to keep your spot and stalk skills active in the off season. It's pretty thrilling too, I've hand lined every one of these guys and it's a blast.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian no doubt. Water clarity and depth are big factors. Most of my experience is in a murky, shallow river and I’ve been able to get dialed right in. Change conditions on me and I’m back to rookie status.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Mike the shallower the better, I like it when their dorsal fin is breaking the surface 🤣

  • Tom's avatar

    Cool...I studied forestry and live trout fishing.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian exactly! 🤣

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