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Travis Swift

fly fishing for catfish

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As some of you know I'm new to this stuff but gathering all I can on here and reading.  We don't have trout here in Kansas except in the winter. I have a city pond by my house that they stock with catfish all the time.  Been taking my fly rod down and catching catfish on little 1/80th ounce trout jigs that I pour and tie.  Boy they really are fun to catch.  Yesterday I was sight fishing for them as they were right on the bank feeding on something......I suspect snails as there are a bunch on the rocks.  I'm trying to think what might be a good fly to try and catch them on besides my tiny jigs, I'm thinking a black wolly bugger by chance?  Anyhow wanted to share a couple pics, they aren't to big but are a blast.   Caught 1 a couple weeks ago that was close to 4 pounds.  These 2 yesterday aren't near that big.  But I caught them both and only fished about 15 minutes which leads me to believe If I really tried I could figure out a way to catch them on some sort of flies or small jigs consistently? 

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            Travis,

  They will hit anything especially if they are hungry. Clousers and other small streamers. I couldn't begin to count the numbers I have caught in indicators and jigs/ nymphs around brush and downed trees. If the fish seem to be thick in there I will change to small streamers and buggers and draw them out. Don't be afraid of going bright also in bugger choice,

  BilletHead

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Don't know if it happens where you fish but on the upper ends of Lake O we have a big Drake hatch in late August-mid-September, and when that happens you can have a heck of a day catching channel cat on the fly.    Pretty much any nymph with long rubber legs that has a seductive sink to it.   Look for the husks and fish the areas where the most husks are at.

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