The Float N Fly Just Got Easier! | Winter Bass Fishing

If you’ve ever wanted to fish the Float ‘n’ Fly you’ve got to try this new method! you’re no longer limited to a set length, nor do you need the long rod! We have the utmost respect for our predecessors but this method has changed the way Float N Fly fishing is done and it will work for you too!

If you’ve never fished the float n fly the concept is very simple. You suspend a fly (much like a crappie jig) below a float (bobber) and wait for a big, wary bass to bite. It sounds too easy to be true but this method has been catching giant bass for decades!

If you’ve never fished the rig, now is the time. The method we use is simple and lets you fish the fly effectively without all the crazy equipment. Now you can use this finesse technique with your regular drop shot rod.

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Tim’s Thill Bobber:
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Matt’s Combo…
Rod- Zodias 6’8″ Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+:
Line- 10 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 6 lb Assassin:

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22 thoughts on “The Float N Fly Just Got Easier! | Winter Bass Fishing

  1. I suppose you guys don't fish crappie but up here in Minnesota we use the clear bobber you can add water to and a dry fly or other trout lures. In the summer at night they'll be slurping insects and this is the only thing that works unless your good with a fly rod, I'm not, . Just a cheap B & M 8 foot float and fly rod

  2. Sweet Now I know how to handle Lochloosa Lake FL🤦🏾‍♂️🎣💯🔥💪🏿🙏🏾 it kills me when you they’re all jumping around the boat and we know they are Crappie because you can see their backs when they come out of the water! Not Sure what they were eating, to make big pods of them eat like schools of Bass no joke I’m lieing I’m flying and I sure don’t have wings! I will have to video it next time I go and I will email you the video. You guys gotta help me kick this lakes ass all fall and winter long!

  3. I can't see buying a bunch of different expensive balsa floats when you can just buy the cheap styrofoam ones and add tiny splitshot till they're balanced. You can find really tiny splitshot at fly shops and online.

  4. I've fished this technique for crappie when it was so cold you had to hold the rod between your legs and stick your hands in your jacket to keep them warm. An occasional twitch of the rod tip is all that's needed, I've filled a 5 gallon bucket full of fish in February using this technique. It's a very popular way to fish in North Carolina. Sometimes the bobber will bounce creating a ripple but most of the time they'll just swim up a grab the fly and swim slowly off with it, very seldom will they take the bobber under when the water is very cold.

  5. I was skeptical about using this for bass. I just got some time to try the stuff you guys recommended in this vid. Spro phat fly 1/16 bluegill color, Matt's stealth float and a bobber stop (all using your links). I rigged it on 8lb mono on a 7 foot exage with an Ultegra reel. I went to a local forest preserve that has many big bass since its only a catch and release lake. I had the float and fly just out in the water while I was messing around with a jerkbait and a musky rig I just got. No bites on any. I decided to switch locations and see if I could get some crappie on the float n fly since they are also abundant in the lake. I was in a calm bay by wood and just was casting the float n fly rig around. I had it set to about 3ft. It didn't take long to get the first hit! To my surprise it wasn't a crappie but a bass. I hung around that area for about an hour and managed to catch 7 bass. That said my skepticism is gone….I just ordered more float n fly stuff. You guys are making my credit card bill high! Thanks, Rich

  6. ppl think bobber fishing are for noobs because when you first started fishing, it's a bobber and a worm. but knowing how to use electronics and present ur lure in the right strike zone is actually very pro! GJ guys

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