I have not tried the estaz but I do like it better than flash fibers for this purpose.
Awesome! I bought a bunch of that stuff in different colors and haven't used it yet. Now I can't wait to use it! Thanks for sharing!
So, like a fly version of a spinnerbait? Do you fish it like a spinnerbait, which on a fly would probably be a very fast strip, maybe even a 2-handed retrieve? Or do you twitch it around in cover, looking weedless as it does? All of the above? Cool fly.
Billy, when I fished tournaments, this fly, but imagine it as a soft plastic, caught me about 80% of my fish.Subsurface bass for me can be split into two catagories. Bass you see and bass you can't see.
The following applies for bass you can see. Bass have a sneaky way of showing up and swimming under your boat or swimming on by. During the spawn you can often stage near cover and have sighfishing opportunities for both spawning fish and just cruising fish with both smallmouth and largemouth.
This presentation is about stealth and natural looking flies for me. It's really hard to beat a simple blackish marabou leech: View attachment 48271Cast just in front of the fish but close enough it can see it and let it slowly sink. The bass will inspect it. Sniff it and so on. This is cat and mouse stuff and you may get a few nibbles before a good chomp. Too aggressive and momma largemouth won't play. I'll do a second part to this post on subsurface bass you can't see when I have more time...Damn I love talking bass😁