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We are catching some nice smallmouth bass in the back eddies that form below the riffles on the side of the river with the slowest current. These range from ten to fifty feet  in diameter and from four to six feet deep. Many large bass feed here in the cold water so I use large flies.The Murray's Olive Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4, Murray's Pearl Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 and Murray's Black Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 are all excellent flies. These flies can be fished either by floating them along the deep side of the...

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Here is another technique I use to fish the deep cuts between the river-crossing ledges I discussed last week.Often I start at the upstream section of these cuts and use a Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink Tip III Sinking Tip Fly Line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 2X Sinking Line Leader to cast the Murray's Strymph across stream. After the Strymph sinks deeply, I swim it back across the streambottom by stripping it six inches every ten seconds. I make this presentation about every ten feet as I wade slowly down the river.Access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North...

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Now that many of the large bass are in the deep sections of the river here is one of my favorite ways to fish them. Some sections of the rivers have four to six feet deep cuts running all the way across the width of the river that are locked in at both the upstream and downstream ends by river-crossing ledges. These deep cuts may reach from fifty to two hundred feet up and down the river and they all hold many bass. I move in downstream of the lower ledge and cast a Murray's Olive Strymph size 4 or...

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There is a good chance to catch some large bass now by fishing along the streambottom in the deep pools with large streamers. I use a Scientific Anglers Sink Tip III Fly Line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 2X Sinking Line Leader to fish Murray's Magnum Hog Sucker Streamer size 4, Murray's Magnum Darter Streamer size 4 and Murray's Magnum Creek Chub Streamer size 4 deeply where the large bass are holding. These bass are seldom willing to chase the natural minnows or our flies very far to capture them. Cover each pool thoroughly with overlapping casts before leaving...

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As the smallmouth bass rivers become cooler, many of the large bass begin a mini-migration to the deep pools. Their needs to feed heavily in preparation for the coming winter prompts them to go after large minnows. This was very important in my developing of our Murray's Magnum Streamer series. Excellent patterns now are the Murray's Magnum Hog Sucker Streamer size 4, Murray's Magnum Darter Streamer size 4 and Murray's Magnum Creek Chub Streamer size 4.I start at the heads of the deep pools and cast across stream. After my streamer sinks deeply I swim it across the streambottom by...

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