FlyBass.com provides you quality content and information without the typical hype found on the internet today. The ads you do see help to underwrite this website. We will avoid ostentatious advertising gimmicks. Since our founding in 2003 it is our mission to open doors, allowing more people to discover and enjoy this great sport.

Ottertail200WHi, I’m Brad Miller. I created FlyBass.com as an alternative to websites geared only to sell product with little information for the visitor. My primary business is BAMsites Web Marketing. I understand the value of content oriented websites. With my increased appreciation for the internet, I figured a site all about fly fishing for smallmouth and other fish would be worthwhile.

  Listen to our welcome message!

I love smallmouth bass! I love everything about ‘em. I returned to this sport several years ago after spending many years chasing trout and saltwater species.

I’ve fished smallmouth for over thirty years on some of the most hallowed waters in the Midwest and Canada. Now I prefer fishing smaller, overlooked rivers near my home range of north central Minnesota. My first love is fly fishing. After years of fishing the Rockies for trout I finally realized the best, most hassle-free fly fishing was right outside my door on the warmer streams and rivers holding smallmouth bass and other great game fish.

We believe in valuable information for novice and advanced fly fisherman. We draw our information from some of the best fly fisherman in the country for your benefit.

At right is probably my biggest smallmouth so far, 21 1/4 inches from the Ole Mississippi in central Minnesota. If you want to consistently hook the big ones, it need not be happenstance.

I‘ve fished most of the major rivers in the western mountain states and probed Caribbean flats, and south Florida backcountry. I truly enjoy the challenge and skill involved in enticing large trout on tiny flies on heavily fished waters. I get a major jolt from saltwater, especially tarpon – there is no greater gamefish on a fly, period. Bonefish, snook, reds and other saltwater species are exceptional targets for the fly fisherman. 

But things have changed for some of us.

Simple Pleasures
In today’s crazed world we rekindle simple pleasures like canoeing and wading. Quietly stalking unheralded local waters supplants “pressure fishing” famous over-trodden trout water.

Quietly slipping down an undeveloped stretch of river trumps gonzo bass boats and rock star pro fisherman.

We treasure smallmouth rivers that offer simplicity, intimacy and excitement to a sport that has become far too complicated.

Join us as we celebrate Fly Fishing for Bass. Better yet, join your local bass or fly fishing club to help support bronzebacks everywhere. See you on the water!

Brad Miller