|My version of a Dahlberg Diver has
taken quite a few bass up in the Ocala National
Forest. I remember one day that I took two
bass within a couple of minutes. I had beached
my canoe in a small cove and was fishing from the
waters edge. The center of the cove was
probably 8 to 10 feet deep and the edges were full
of grass. I flipped the fly into the center
and would give a quick "pop" to dive the fly and
continue with a longs slow pull.
The first fish was a surprise. It was a nice
bass, but not as big as they get int that
lake. After a quick tussle to keep it out of
the grass, I released it back into the
lake. A few casts later, I had my second
fish on. Almost a carbon copy of the
Presentation seems to matter more than size. I
often cut a little of the collar on one side.
This makes the fly "wiggle" through the water,
giving it a little life.