Sunday, August 25, 2013

Unconventional Fishing

Unfortunately I only tied one Double Bunny (grey over white) for today's trip to a favorite smallmouth spot.  With medium lead eyes and extra round lead on a 4xl #4, I wasn't sure if my 6'0 medium spinning rod would be able to cast the "fly".  Well, let's just say that I was very pleased with the results.  Big streamers on a spinning rod!  Don't let the secret out.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bass Fishing w/ Gear

Slayed some smallies on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, and 4" Yum Dingers today.  This summer I've been fishing gear a lot.  The old 6' medium action rod paired with 6 lb test mono has seen more action this year than in the past 15 years.  And, I've discovered that fishing gear can be every bit as much fun as fly fishing, especially for smallmouth.  A spinning rod enables me to cover a ton of water and fish spots that would be inaccessible with a fly rod.  You know what I like better than fly fishing???  Catching fish.