Crappie Fly Fishing

When fly fishing, you have the advantage of presenting flies, lures and other bait to the crappie in a more natural way. They are more likely to bite because it seems more realistic to them, especially when done correctly.

It’s important to know what type of fly when fly fishing and this depends on the weather where you are more so than the fish themselves. If the weather is sunny and dry, try using a dry fly for catching crappie. However, if the weather is windy you should try streamers or nymphs to have more luck fly fishing. It’s important that you watch your line carefully or you may not even notice the nibbles of the crappie when they take interest in your bait.

If you know your line is sitting in a school of crappie but you don’t seem to be getting any bites, you can try to wiggle your bait gently and slightly to get their attention. If you still don’t get any results, it may be time to pull out and recast.

Learning Your Cast

One of the most important aspects of crappie fly fishing is learning to cast your line. You will need to practice this as much as you can before leaving for your fishing trip. The better your casting technique, the better you will be able to attract the crappie. You need to learn to cast so that you can control where you line goes and how your bait moves.

Part of learning to cast successfully also means using the right fly. If your fly is too heavy, it will not cast correctly. Your line could snag and it will not go to the intended target when it is too heavy. You also want to use a rod that you are comfortable with, particularly if you will be wading to fish. Something too heavy or that you are not familiar with will cause problems for you.

These tips and hints can help you on your next crappie fly fishing trip whether it’s your fourth or your tenth try at catching crappie this way.

Here’s hoping you have a fun and profitable time!

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

One Response to “Crappie Fly Fishing”

  1. I do believe all of the ideas you have introduced on your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for novices. Could you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

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