Friday, June 28, 2013
WANT NEW SMALLMOUTH FLY ROD.
Some of you will recognize this fly pattern as the Juicy Foam Fly. I have taken out the drift indicator and may do away with it for good. I like the way this current body style looks more uniform and has a more full head. I have a lot of these on ebay and through social media sites.
I am looking for a good smallmouth fly rod. The GLoomis 8 wgt. rods I have are too rigid and made for largemouth bass. Even the GLoomis 5 wgt. cannot provide me with the accurate casting that I want when casting weighted flies. Today I checked out the McLellan's Warmwater special which I think is a Scott rod. It's a 6 wgt. rod with slightly heavy action. The TFO Clouser rod is sweet too! That rod has somewhat of a lighter action but handle weighted flies and sinking tip line - I think it is a 6 or 7 wgt rod.
I can't save this pic as a regular jpeg but here is a link to the pic of the McLellan's Warmwater Special which is a custom made 6 wgt. with fighting butt. https://twitter.com/McLellansFly/status/172012125642964993/photo/1
I've been hitting the water quite frequently before the heat really take it's toll. I had just a little bit of time the other evening and tied on the Juicy Foam Fly. A caught a few bass on it. This pattern seems to slay the heck out of everything.
I have sold a lot of green and white Juicy Foam Flies and caught a lot of smallmouth bass on them last year. I am currently listing flies on ebay. Saving up money for a new smallmouth fly rod is a goal of mine. Help me raise cash for my addiction, lol. I am looking to buy this rod at the least by next spring.
I will be listing the latest version of the Juicy Foam Fly and the old version with drift indicator. I've been using 3 and 4 wgt. rods to get the feel I want when fighting smallmouth bass but they are a pain when casting heavy flies.
I may even start selling the Shucker on ebay. That fly pattern has been slaying the smallies and rock bass this year.