I've been tying up more smallmouth bass flies for myself and ebay. I've got plans to catch a few largemouth on them too. I decided to bulk up my old gurgler pattern which is mainly estaz, 3 mm foam and legs. I want a larger presentation and something that will last all those strikes from all those fat panfish and smallmouth . . . and survive abuse from knocking against timber or a nasty back cast when I'm sitting in the kayak. I'm gonna be fishing new water and I want the fish to know something is knocking on the door.
I've got my new 8 wgt. from Allen Fly Fishing and I'm about to burst if I can't hit the water again soon. I'll give the rod a review whenever I land a fish or two.