Man, were the floaters out today. One of today's highlights was running into a kayak angler who was fly fishing for the first time. He had one it those rigid 6 wgt outfits from Walmart and a pretty good selection of streamers from Cabela's jammed into a small Solo container. He asked for some tips and if he had a good selection of flies. Up to that point, I had caught all 10 or so smallmouth on a chartreuse Lil' Debil. It's a small panfish fly made from soft plastic. So, I told him to try a chartreuse streamer.
I took out my new fiberglass Panfish on the Fly rod in the hopes of christening it with some fat panfish. And of course, I started catching smallmouth bass. The rod is 6'3" 3/4 wgt and provided an amazing experience fighting those smallmouth bass in the riffles. This is the first glass fly rod that I have casted in ages.
Today was a beautiful day in which I not only spoke with floaters and fisherman but was delighted to smell hot dogs and burgers being cooked at a nearby camp.