Sometimes a change is gonna come
by Vern Berry
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!!
“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