I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Need Some Input for a Big Popper Fly Rod
On my trip to Dismal Creek the other day I carried my 5 wt. fly rod along to see if I could entice some of those larger spots to take my big popper. As I told you in my previous post I had no luck. The top water action was nothing. I did discover while flinging the size 4 popper that it was a hassle to get any distance and to control my cast with any degree of accuracy using the 5wt. and popper set-up. I really discovered this little bit of news after the first cast, but continue on in hopes of hooking up with my trophy spot. As the morning wore on I saw that needed a longer rod 9 ft. with the weight being a 6 or 7. I don't want to go over kill here and I don't want to spend a great deal of money either, because by the time I select the reel and match the rod and supply the line I am talking a tidy sum. If any of you guys have a suggestion it would be appreciated. For those of you who have use a heavier weight rod with larger flies I would welcome your input. I have discovered when it comes to selecting fishing equipment it never hurts to get an opinion or two from your buddies.