Hard Work Pays Off


Big Bass Caught on a Fly

By far the largest Largemouth Bass I have ever taken.  The size of this thing was Shocking.  This fish took a weedless size 2 “Hammer Head” double rabbit strip craw/frog.    The big hammer head flies have been proving quite productive on the larger predatory species in the area, taking Bass, Carp, Catfish, and Drum.


catfish caught while fly fishing at night

This Catfish took a size 2 weedless hammer head rough dub craw around 10pm.  Catfish fight hard!


I ran into a some drum in the upper creek.  They were happy to take a size four hammer head Sculpin


Bass Catfish and Carp flies

The Hammer Heads

The Hammer Head style gets the job done.  Not only do you get big wide heads, and a super stable fly fly but you get a little bit of rattle from these flies as well.


7 Responses to 'Hard Work Pays Off'

  1. FishnDave says:

    Good looking fly. That bass is a BEAST! Well done!

  2. John Madert says:

    Great LMB !! You have been workin’ hard … at wailing on the fish.

    With respect to catfish. Is there anything special you do ? Just a crawl on the bottom ? My cats are in a brackish water river and actually prefer a strip-strip-pause at a fairly good rate while the fly swings over a sand bottom (rather strong tidal movement). Channels and
    good sized brown bullheads. They seem to prefer a brown-tan-gray fly
    with an orange belly… weighted with large blk bead-chain like yours.
    Intermediate line in 4-5 feet of water.

    • There is nothing special really…casting to big rocks, outflows, downed trees etc…they are usually a “rare” catch but I’ve had oxbow days with catfish after catfish all day long. I’ve had success with yellow estez body and white rabbit strip tail flies. and many others usually size 2 and 4.

  3. Gregg Martin says:

    Very Cool! Actually, I caught some nice channels a week ago on an egg imitation, but yesterday, fishing with my boys on a raging local river, we had carp in the small eddies. But one son put on a #4 Conehead Black Woolly Bugger and cast, letting it swing and stripping along a cut bank edge. He thought a snag at the end of a swing, that turned into a violent run and pull free. Still trying, he struck at the next hesitation and hooked what we all thought was a trout, a very large one, but was his first channel, a very nice one at 5lb. (a guess) and strong in very heavy current. Actually, as this river was really moving, the carp, catfish and smallmouths we found really amazed me at their endurance. Love carp, but catfish are sweet.


  4. Zach Janssen says:

    Dang. Wish we had fish like that in our creek! A surprise like that would be cool every once in a while! Keep up the good work! Your site is consistently entertaining and educational!

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