When I first started fly fishing I remember attending a fly show and noticing right away the lack of support for largemouth bass. As you probably know or have read my post a couple months ago about fly fishing for largemouths, when most fly fishers mention bass, smallmouth are immediately assumed to be the topic.
So I’m hoping we can change all of that! This is what the Bucket Mouth League is all about. This league is for those who have a love for the species with a big ol’ purdy mouth! So just how are we going to do this? Well, for starters, any time you post a photo of a largemouth bass that you caught on a fly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc…then use the hashtag #bucketmouthleague. You can also be tying a fly for largemouth, then by all means use the hashtag.
What is the Bucket Mouth League? The definition of league in the dictionary reads like this.
“a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for a particular purpose.”
In this case, our purpose is to promote fly fishing and fly tying for largemouth bass.
How do you become a member of the Bucket Mouth League? Simple…if you love fly fishing for largemouth bass, you’re automatically a member.
I had my designer, Eryck Webb, draw a new logo to represent this league, as you can see above. I will be ordering decals with this logo today and will have them available in the FrankenFly online store as soon as possible, with a price that won’t break the bank, so you can display your pride. Yet another tool to help us promote this love of ours.
I have in the works a contest to post your photos of largemouth caught on the fly, but I’m still working out the details.
So don’t waste any time, start posting those photos and I’ll be sure to post them on FrankenFly. Spread the word about the Bucket Mouth League and maybe, just maybe…the next time you catch a beautiful bucket mouth on the fly, yell out (or say under your breath), Bucket Mouth League, yeah!