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Old 03-21-2004, 08:58 PM
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I imagine that you're going to use a size 8 because it's a size similar to the lures you currently use for bowfins; I've caught them on some fairly large lures and bait, so to peak the interest of the fish I would consider using size 2 streamers and small- to mid-sized saltwater patterns such as deceivers and clousers. I think that a 7-weight outfit would provide good sport. Some of the bowfins I've seen in Muskegon look like they could give even an 8-weight a run for the money. Post some photos if you catch them! I wonder what the fly fishing records for bowfin are?
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