Video: Warmer Weather Brings in Catfish … on the Fly?

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The Meat Whistle was originally designed for bass and big trout, but it turns out that it is a pretty wicked fly for catfish too. In this video, Brian Schmidt and Jay Zimmerman take advantage of the Fourth of July holiday to target catfish on the fly. This video is courtesy of ZimmermanFlyFishing.

As the waters warmed, the pair saw catfish cruising close to shore on a lake in Colorado. Armed with 6 weight rods and carp flies like the Back Stabber and Meat Whistle, Schmidt and Zimmerman proved that not only is catching catfish on the fly possible, but it can be a preferred method to land a lunker.