Cumberland Pro Lures Float-N-Fly Jigs
Designed for the Float and Fly finesse technique used by bass anglers, the Cumberland Pro Lures Float-N-Fly Jigs are the perfect choice for the application. While the concept behind the float and fly goes way back, in recent years more anglers have turned to this technique to catch suspended cold water bass wary of striking any other artificial lures. Cumberland Pro Lures Float-N-Fly Jigs present the ideal size, shape and action for this presentation. Using a combination of deer hair and duck feathers, Cumberland has developed a fly that will exhibit a natural action even in really cold water in order to mimic small species of dying shad that the bass are keyed in on. Unlike silicone or living rubber, the hair used on the Float-N-Fly jigs is going retain its action and provide the subtle look most anglers opt for when targeting suspending bass in frigid temps.
Constructed around a super sharp, lightwire VMC hook, the Cumberland Pro Lures Float-N-Fly Jigs don't need a lot of pressure to hook striking bass which is especially important when using light fluorocarbon line typically employed with this application. The jig head itself is painted in a complimentary color with the addition of prism red eyes to enhance the fly even more.
Many anglers have also found these small jigs to be great for smallmouth bass without the addition of a float. Smallmouth all over the country target mayflys and other nymphs and the Float-N-Fly jigs match the size and appearance of them quite nicely. When fishing the jigs in this manner, you want to impart small hops like you would with a regular jig, but be sure to allow the water's natural movements to have the most say in the action of the jigs.
We offer the Cumberland Pro Lures Float-N-Fly in a single 1/16oz size in many excellent colors. 2 per pack.
- A small fly style lead head jig typically around 1/32 - 1/8oz(at most). Most of the flies made specifically for this technique utilize hair for the skirts because it provides more action in colder water temperatures, is more subtle and remains in place unlike silicone.
- Small bobber - really any 1 - 1.5" bobber will work, but some anglers have a preference of a slip style bobber, while others like the snap on variety. It really depends on what you feel comfortable with. We even offer weighted bobbers that aid in casting distance which can be an issue for some anglers.
- Long, light power, fast action spinning rod. Some rod companies make rods specifically for the technique, but we really like any 2 power spinning rod 7'6" or longer. If you can find a nice 8' spinning rod you will find it easier to cast.
- Light fluorocarbon line - typically 4lb test.
- Leader length is perhaps the biggest consideration outside of tackle itself. You should experiment with the leader lengths, but the general rule is to make it long enough to reach just above suspending fish. Once you have either a target - say a suspended tree or you've located the depth of a school of bass - fix your leader to that length. Many anglers will tie up additional rods at different leader lengths when they know this technique is going to come into play.