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  1. #1
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    Default Fishing the "One Bug"

    Wade Blevins sent me some of his "One Bugs" in the mail last week to try out on our East TN waters and I got a chance today to see how well they worked. I headed over to the French Broad with my canoe hoping to find some topwater smallies again but they were hard to coax into biting today. Caught 4 average males and saw several females on nest so I decided to go after something to take home to the wife. I haven't kept fish in a long time but decided to keep some today. Caught these on both the yellow and the orange one bugs dead drifting them tight against a rock cliff of all places!
    Thanks for sending me these Wade, they work great.






    Supper tomorrow night!


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    Those one bugs are something else and Wade is a real nice guy for sure. He introduced me to the addiction that is fly fishing for smallmouths, gave me some one bugs, and later taught me to tie them!

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    Flyfishing is addictive for any species of fish. Those are some nice bluegill! Do you know that my wife makes some great hushpuppies?
    Do you have a recipe for the fly to share with us?
    Last edited by Knothead; 05-01-2012 at 09:21 AM. Reason: add question

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    Great to see those flies have been put to good use!

    Some of my dad's creations were published several years ago in the Fly Fishing and Tying Journal magazine. Sam's One Bug and Sam's L-Eye-Bee. A friend from TN posted this report several years ago on FAOL.

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flyt...011507fotw.php

    I sent Gary a copy of the article and can get copies made for instruction. I will see if I can post up a PDF link.
    Regards,
    ~~~waders~~~

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    I had today off of work , so I went back to the river again! Caught one pretty good size smallie about 16" this morning and several smaller ones throughout the day. I took a 3 wt bluegill/brookie rod also and caught several more bluegills and redbreast on the one bugs. Had a nice smallmouth on for a couple of jumps before a quick release on the yellow bug. Great couple of days out on the water.


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    The one bug strikes again! I am want to try it on trout, maybe during hopper season. I bet it will work.

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