Took the glass rod out again today. Scouting new water again. It's been an odd year. Lots of smaller fish than I'm used to catching.
Coulda done worse I guess. The streams I waded didn't have much current and are low. I did find some large spotted bass and smallmouth bass but they were tough. Most fish were short striking.
I did find a pool of eager 10-12 inch smallmouth though. They felt pretty darn good on the glass panfish rod.
Seeing as how I've lost some prime spots lately, I guess I'm just glad to get out and enjoy the weather. I recently read about the 5 stages of fly fishing. I will post about them. I think I may be about stage 5 which is enjoying the outing. But I may be a 4 which is pursuing other species than your used to chasing. Purple Crazy Dads and my Shucker pattern were successful but those large bass only seemed interested for a bit. When I play to fish, I use the typical buggers, Clousers, crawdads and poppers. If I don't land one in around 30 minutes, I move on. I prefer limestone streams or those with a smaller substrate with pebbles and small boulders with riffles and fallen timber or boulders with pools and runs. I don't like dirty water which I encountered today.