Small flies catch big stripers at Beaver Lake

Posted: December 26, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Darr caught this striped bass at Beaver Lake late November on a fly rod with a fly he tied himself. Fishing has been good lake-wide as stripers follow schools of shad into creek arms.

It's a big-time fishing party when word gets out that heavyweight striped bass are biting at Beaver Lake.

Fly rod stripers

Bruce Darr chases striped bass with an 8-weight fly rod that’s nine feet long. His reel is spooled with sinking fly line and a 10-pound-test leader.

He keeps a good-sized net in his boat.

Source: Staff report

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