Smallmouth Modern Fly Fishing Methods, Tactics , and Techniques



The cats out of the bag! I can’t tell all of you how proud and excited we are about completing this project and getting to make an impact on the Smallmouth world. After years of hard work the guys at Tight Lines have truly written the book on modern Smallmouth Bass fly fishing. The shop is incredibly fortunate to have some of the absolute best and most experienced Smallmouth Bass guides in the country. Our guides have spent thousands and thousands of days hunting these game fish on the fly and now all of the years of smallmouth bass experience are right here in this new book.


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Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River in Oregon to the Great Lakes, to Maine’s Penobscot. While numerous books have been written on smallmouth, this is the first book to cover the cutting-edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters.

  • Cutting edge fly patterns for smallmouth, including full color plates and recipes, as well as new techniques for fishing these patterns
  • A “tips” section from various guides, both old school and new, including Luke Kavajecz, Kyle Zempel, Austin Adduci, Kip Vieth, and Bart Landwehr
  • Covers smallmouth bass essentials including biology, behavior, and where to find trophy bass
  • Interviews with Mike Schultz, Lefty Kreh, Chuck Kraft, and Larry Dahlberg