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Can someone put me on one or two good flies for bass. Will throw them with a casting egg. 

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Beomirf…Wow…very harsh and uncalled for.  Go back to your little troll lair.

 

Regarding striper flies…look up BFD’s Betsy fly.  Have caught more fish on that than any other.

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I would recommend a Double Bunny fly for use with a Casting Egg. The reasons being, it has a lot of natural undulation and it seems to fish well, as in better, when retrieved slowly. Try to get it on or near the bottom. Adjust your line to depth - the fly sinks. Good luck out there! Let me know if it works!

 

A second fly for use with a Casting Egg might be a crab pattern. Try dead drifting it. Or, a small shrimp pattern might be equally good. 

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Since the lure that generally works best with an egg or a hookless popper is a light weight bucktail jig, I would recommend a weighted fly such as a Clouser. Good luck!

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11 mins ago, snookster said:

Since the lure that generally works best with an egg or a hookless popper is a light weight bucktail jig, I would recommend a weighted fly such as a Clouser. Good luck!

I agree with this. A clouser is a great choice for an egg. 

 

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One more thing to consider

-- Location

Fly that works in NC may not work that well in NY

-- Day or night

I made a killing with Dicks made fly on the night time but during the ;late afternoon or during the evening no bite at all.

-- Time of the year

Fly that works very well in the July, August, does not do any good in October

Just my $0.02 with my experience.

I do not use casting egg; my choice is casting bubble.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Popasilov said:

One more thing to consider

-- Location

Fly that works in NC may not work that well in NY

-- Day or night

I made a killing with Dicks made fly on the night time but during the ;late afternoon or during the evening no bite at all.

-- Time of the year

Fly that works very well in the July, August, does not do any good in October

Just my $0.02 with my experience.

I do not use casting egg; my choice is casting bubble.

 

 

Why not the egg, to visible? 

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The casting egg I hope is the start and that you will be encouraged to pick up the fly rod. It is not hard at all. You get to feel the take between your fingers and hand. Tough to beat that.

Using an egg is a great way to fish the lip and wash zone. See the current thread. Use a rig same as for a fly rod.  5 foot S6 sink tip four feet of leader and a nice big Deceiver. Just hang on. 
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14 hours ago, flyfishvt said:

Regarding striper flies…look up BFD’s Betsy fly.  Have caught more fish on that than any other.

 

VT-

Is the  Betsy always tied in chartreuse as BFD showed in the 2014 thread? (Fly Tying Forum)

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13 hours ago, snookster said:

Since the lure that generally works best with an egg or a hookless popper is a light weight bucktail jig, I would recommend a weighted fly such as a Clouser. Good luck!

A simple hookless Bob's Bager head, rigged in-line, with a trailing fly behind 3' of stout tippet works great especially for fish cruising laterally in wave faces or just behind the breaks in the upper water column.  I successfully used this rig recently in 3'-5' surf.  It's all about casting angle to the beach and mending.  Thank you Manny @SurfSkagitNE.

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25 mins ago, C. Regalis said:

 

VT-

Is the  Betsy always tied in chartreuse as BFD showed in the 2014 thread? (Fly Tying Forum)

No, he tied it in various color schemes and even named them: Betsy Black, Betsy Light, Betsy Mahi Mahi, Betsy Mac, Betsy Frutti. Just do a search for "Betsy" on this Forum and you'll come up with pictures of these (and maybe even dressings) in no time.

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C. Regalis ,

 

I saved these a couple of years ago from photos I got for Bonefishdick.        He swore by this good luck with this fly.    

Enjoy.

 

HT

 

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