Sometimes a change is gonna come

by Vern Berry
(Dallas, TX)

After loosing a bunch of flies last year to bushes and overhanging branches, even using my shortest rod, a Kiyotaki 21, I thought I’d try something new. I really wanted to catch a Guadalupe Bass. I was fishing on some private waters on Cypress Creek in Wimberley, TX. Last year I only caught one “micro” fish. This year I tried Chris’s method and used a Tenryu Rayz RZ39LL 3’-9” rod, a Shimano Cardiff CI4+ reel and Daiwa 2.5g Crusader spoon. Second cast and I had my first Guadalupe Bass! Fourth cast a nice Redbreast Sunfish. Next day, before a downpour, another larger Guadalupe Bass. This time, no lost flies!! Did loose one spoon to a sunken cypress log. All of this goes to show you, that sometimes a change of tactics/ attitude works in your favor. I won’t stop using my Tenkara, Keiryu, Seiryu rods but will keep an open mind on what equipment (rods, flies, spoons, etc.) to use. Just have fun!!

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