Monday, November 25, 2013
Tying Mike Schmidt's Double Deceiver - warm water fly fishing smallmouth bass.
My father showed me some of Brian Wise's articulated fly tying videos last fall. I then met a few local guys on Instagram that were tying those flies for brown trout and doing well using the Sex Dungeon and Double Deceiver. This past winter, I tied up a bunch of artiulcated patterns using Brian's videos but didn't fare so well on warm water species. My Instagram buddies did pretty darn good with the Double Deceiver. However, I stuck with the Shucker. I went out last week and what would be deemed a horrible outing. Luckily, a decent sized spotted bass inhaled my fly on the last cast of the day. That Shucker pattern has caught me bass on every outing that I have used it - NO MATTER WHAT . . . that and I know where to throw it and some of those places not being great but do hold bass.
A link to Mike Schmidt's Double Deceiver by Brian Wise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbLG30hU3fI
This year was the absolute best year for me in terms of size and amount of smallmouth bass landed. Unfortunately, several locations I fish are not really welcoming to fisherman anymore. I had to find new water and did pretty good with my Shucker. Which is why I never really spent much time casting articulated flies. I decided to tie the Double Deceiver. I haven't gotten around to all of Brian Wise's flies but I have seen all of the videos. I'm just being practical right now and will tie certain patterns when the time calls for it. A lot of folks do know of these videos and there are a lot of people that don't have that privilege. Which is why I am spreading the news.
If anybody is chasing trout, tightlines. I've got someone building a nice 3 wgt. for me. Hoping to land a few trout next month.