by Frank Banks
(Elizabeth City, NC)
During the month of Jan. and Feb.,I have been fishing farm ponds in Easter NC for Bream and Bass. My Rods were the Kiyose 33SF and the Kiyose 43M. The line setup was using a 5 ft tapered woven line with 4 to 5 ft. of 5x tippet. I have caught more than a dozen Bream on several occasions using a yellow egg pattern tied with orange or pink glow thread. I then drop a size 20 Hares Ear off the eye of the egg fly. In addition I have a couple of small weights 6 inches above the top fly. Some days this has caused two fish hook ups at a time. A few Bass have been caught this way, but due to the cold weather the Bass are not very active. However if conditions are right I have caught Bream almost on every cast
Most fish have been caught on the Kiyose 33SF Rod which is the most sensitive rod and a blast for catching Bream and Bass.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
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