Fishing the Swimming Frog Bass Fly
Our "Perfect Fly" Swimming Frog Bass Fly is an imitation of a frog that floats but dives
when line is stripped in. It's for largemouth and smallmouth bass. The Swimming Frog is
designed to imitate a frog that tries to dive and get away form predators such as bass.
This is best deer hair swimming frog fly available.
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 Swimming 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 shallow water rocks along the shoreline
of both lakes and rivers.
When the fly first hits the water start stripping in line allowing a slight pause between
strips. The fly doesn't run very deep and you can control the depth by varying the strips.
If repeating this action doesn't produce, use a much more deliberate type of action. Strip
the fly as hard and fast as you an near heavy cover or over week beds.
If you are fishing cold water that's below 55 degrees F., you should slow down the speed
of the retrieve. The Swimming Frog fly is most effective when the water temperature is in
the sixties to mid seventies.
We have several customers who use this fly almost exclusively when fishing early summer
smallmouth drifting rivers from a boat. 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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