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I went out to a private bass pond I have access to this afternoon. Wouldn't ya know it, I forgot my box of flies. All I had in the car was a Pistol Pete and some Senko Crayfish-I don't even remember when I bought those cause I never use them. I worked the Pistol Pete and caught a couple of smallish bass. Then I got a wild hare and decided to cast some silicone--it is my favorite substance after all. It took a while to figure out how to cast the heavy Senko on a 4 weight flyrod, but it wasn't too bad after I got the hang of it. The fishing really got going after that, as I was able to get right on the bottom of the pond. No wonder the spincasters like plastic so much. I wound up with 19 bass total over the next 2 hours, the largest being 15 inches. Quite a fight on a light flyrod. All lived to fight another day.

Now, spin fisherman have some great baits that appeal to other senses and reflexes a fish might have besides sight. Has anyone else combined other types of bait/lures with a flyrod, or is it just my own personal love for silicone?
 

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Nothing like being a versatile fisherman. Fish with what you have to work with. I remember when I was a kid at my grandparents lake in MN and I didn't have any bait to fish with. I rummaged through the fridge but all I could come up with was a green grape but wouldn't you know it I caught a 15" largemouth bass on that thing.
 

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I sure didn't believe it when he sucked it in but I didn't forget to set the hook ;D. Luckly I got him out from under the dock.
 

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This is for future incidents, if you break the senko in half (called a french fry) its alot easier to cast on a fly rod. :p
 

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I was using them deep. The weight really helps get them down relative to flies. I was using the pumpinseed craws.
 

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Done the opposite several times. Put a fly on my spinning gear dry or wet doesnt matter. Best way to catch finicky bass, either throw it out with a bobber for weight, or a couple well spaced small split shots. Works a treat for bluegills, and if you can get the accuracy down great for trout/salmon as well. Caught many a steelhead in lake michigan with that set up.
 
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