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08-30-2004, 02:08 PM
does any one have any tips on what to use for smallmouth flies in the midwest?
(NE Illinois-Kankakee River)?
I am planning a day in the next week or so, and I am new to fly fishing. Any tips would be helpful.

Dble Haul
08-30-2004, 02:21 PM
Subsurface- Clouser minnows, beadhead wooly buggers, bunny deceivers, etc.

Topwater- Gurglers, Sneaky Petes, crease flies, etc.

You should get plenty of attention with these flies. Have fun. :wink:

08-31-2004, 05:43 PM
One of my favorites the dahlberg strip diver in black and chartruse. And dont forget a good crawfish imitation.

08-31-2004, 07:14 PM
White and chartreuse clousers, bubble gum clousers, sneaky Pete's, dalberg divers,
try a tube with a bead weight inside on a worm hook, works like a charm on a fly rod with intermediate line
flyfishn :hihi:

09-01-2004, 01:38 PM
Thanks guys. I will let you know how it works out. If I could actually get to the creek.