Alabama Lakes for Trophy Striped Bass on a flyAuthor: Captain Reed Montgomery | Posted: 10/11/2011
<p>Tackling a striped bass with conventional fishing rods, reels and tackle means being ready with the right equipment to get the job done. But then you have got to get the fish to bite!
But few anglers have ever even experienced the thrill of even hooking into such a strong, tackle-testing bass and actually getting it in the boat...especially with the use of a fly rod.
It can be done, but with such a strong adversary, getting the fish to the boat is the first task at hand. That is, after you get it to strike whatever offering you have. Which could be an array of lures, mostly those lures that are usually on the bigger side.
Keep in mind these often long and very light action fly rods are accompanied by fishing reels that come with no drag! So as the huge stripe bass takes drag...there is none! Just the smell of burning flesh as it makes its hard run.
So hold on! Maybe even bring along a glove!
Maybe you will fool a huge striped bass, a fish of a lifetime, into hitting your fly, while enticing them with the use of nothing but a fly rod and your favorite (and biggest), striped bass fly.
*Picture - Like the 25 pounder this lucky angler caught while on a recent guided fishing trip with Reed Montgomery of Reeds Guide Service while fishing on Alabama's Logan Martin Lake! (See picture). Caught with a white four inch long feather fly!
Thanks and Good Fishin' Reed Montgomery, Owner of Reeds Guide Service Birmingham, Alabama Website www.fishingalabama.com "Alabama's oldest, professional bass fishing guide service guiding for big striped bass and all species of bass for over 40 years"
About The Author: Captain Reed Montgomery
Company: Reeds Guide Service
Area Reporting: All Alabama Lakes
Bio: Captain Reed Montgomery a Birmingham, Alabama native Guides on all of Alabama\'s Lakes for all species of Bass. Alabamas Oldest Professional Freshwater Guide Service For Over 40 Years. Website www.fishingalabama.com