Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A Blustery Day in the Lily Pads

Blustery Day Bass

Wind and bass bugs are never a good mix, and even more so when basketball-sized pockets between lily pads are your target.  When the pockets were hit....thee bass were aggressive.  When they were missed....50% of the time you were fighting to retain your fly.  I arrived with WOGs.  I left with the one tied on my line about a dozen fish later.  The highlight was an honest 5lb plus fish on a green WOG.  It jumped 1/2 dozen times and let me get it 5ft from the bank....and then promptly broke me off with 10# tippet.  Not the best feeling in the moment, but the fight was fun as hell.  I will return with more WOGs!

Freshly Minted


  1. Ralph, your wogs are ugly beyond words. Nevertheless, they catch fish. It just doesn't connect with the long (and glorious) history of fly fishing. There's a time and a place for both.

  2. AAhhh.....but beauty is in the eyes of the one that rises for it. :)

  3. TESTIMONIAL on the fish catching virtue of the WOG
    I just got back from a 2 hour bass outing. Started with a green popper and it was catching. I finally lost it on a fish- the tippet wore out.memo to myself- bass have rough mouths and eventually will wear out a tippet but that is another story.
    so what a perfect time to try the wog. green works very well where I was so that is the one I tied on. all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!
    The bass crushed it. just absolutely hammered that bug. they were actually tracking it and then sucked it in. It is one heck of a bug.Love the way the bug pushes the water and apparently the bass do too.
    the wog works!!!

    Sent: 07 Jul 2019, 06:39
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  4. Anon, Thank you for the report and glad I could be part of your time on the water. It is definitely a pattern you can rely on.

    Thx, Ralph