by Herb S.
Today was the first time my long time fishing buddy, Marlin, and I have been able to wade our favorite warmwater stream this year. Rain, rain and more rain. Even our closest good trout stream 90 miles north has been mostly unwadeable since opening weekend the end of April.
Today was fabulous! A bit tricky wading in spots but neither of us shipped water. The 18 bluegills I caught kept the 3.5 level line on the Suntech FMX Kieryu Stiff 45 humming. A couple of the ‘gills went 6” but most were 8” with a few 7’s and a nine incher. All hit a #12 Beadhead Olive Killer Bugger and all fish were released as they always are in this stream.
I absolutely love this rod. Fishing both down and across and up and across, many of the bites were felt before the line twitched or straightened out. It’s that sensitive. What more can I say? It was a great day!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma