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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:23 pm • # 1 
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3 hours in the canoe and three largemouth…

Water temps have bass feeding on small fish in shallows. Had a day of catching more trees than fish. I was ready to call it quits and decided to tie on a new fly leader and tippet on the 4wt. The retied popper was just sitting in the water next to a fallen tree and brush pile. It got hit hard and I was surprised. The bass took off toward the brush and was wrapped around a branch and needed some skilled assistance, aka luck, to land by hand. This one is one of a few bass that I had to hold out as far as possible to fit in the pic. At least 5lbs, probably more. Can't ask for a better day in late September in Connecticut.
ImageIMG_4547 by Mick Sussman, on Flickr

Imagebig bass by Mick Sussman, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:47 pm • # 2 
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Nice!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:51 pm • # 3 
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Wow! That's a beaut!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:01 am • # 4 
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Nice!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:05 pm • # 5 
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Excellent! Thanks for the post.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:49 pm • # 6 
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Nice big one!!! I thought you need a 8 weight to catch bass?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:11 pm • # 7 
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This one is on a 0wt, 8+ lbs on a popper in Connecticut. This is my biggest to date on a fly rod. Happened about 2 years ago. I prefer light tackle and an eight weight is great for tossing large flies, but not a necessity.

ImageUNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_157a by Mick Sussman, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:47 am • # 8 
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Excellent catch!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:38 pm • # 9 
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[quote="Mick000"]This one is on a 0wt, 8+ lbs on a popper in Connecticut. This is my biggest to date on a fly rod. Happened about 2 years ago. I prefer light tackle and an eight weight is great for tossing large flies, but not a necessity."

Beauty, Mick! And I would agree. When I choose a rod from the rack, its based primarily on the size of flies I plan to toss, based on my (admittedly limited) skill.
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