Fishing the Diving Frog Bass Fly
Our "Perfect Fly" Diving Frog Bass Fly is an imitation of a frog that floats but dives when
line is stripped in. It's designed especially for largemouth and smallmouth bass. The
Diving Frog is designed to imitate a frog that dives to escape predators such as bass.
This fly works great when the water is not warm enough for bass to take flies from the
This bass fly has a nylon weed guard that prevents it from hanging in weeks and grass.
When you set the hook, set it hard and firm. It's best fished on a stiff, medium to fast
action fly rod that's at least a 5 weight. Most anglers prefer a 6 or 7 weight floating line
and fly rod for largemouth and smallmouth bass.
The Diving Frog fly works best when it is presented close to heavy cover where the bass
hide and attack their prey. The fly works goods stripped over submerged grass beds and
aquatic vegetation. Work it around logs, both submerged and floating, tree tops and
bushes in the water that provide excellent hiding places for bass. It also is a great fly for
smallmouth hiding behind and under rocks and other cover along the shoreline of both
lakes and rivers.
When the fly first hits the water, point the rod tip at the fly and start stripping in line. The
fly will run deeper the more you strip the line. By pausing between strips, you can control
the depth and keep the fly swimming at various depths.
If you are fishing cold water that's below 55 degrees F., you should slow down the speed
of the retrieve. The Diving Frog fly is most effective when the water temperature is in the
sixties. Smallmouth bass will take the fly when the water is in the high fifties. It works
when the water is still too cold for the smallmouth to hit on the surface but will still take
shallow running flies.
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