Thursday, March 1, 2018

Flexing the Muscle of the 2 Weight

My second trip fishing with my 2 weight medium action fly rod today was awesome! I believe all the fish I landed today enjoyed its action as well. The 6X leader combined with the 2 weight fly line enabled the flies to touch the water as if they had dropped from a tree limb near the bank. How many times have you guys experienced that situation? Be ready because the fish will usually explore on your offering. I experienced that a number of times today absence the tree limb.
The Redington medium action fly rod paired with the Redington Drift reel yields one fantastic day on the water.
Even bluegills and bass this size can make one think they’re fighting a super bull gill or quality size bass. The 2 weight gives the fish a fighting chance and at the same time test the landing skills of the angler. 
Ralph’s Foam Butt Caddis was the winner of the flies tossed today, so realistic on the surface film. I’m still in search of the quality bluegill to begin my quest; another enjoyable practice day in the books!  
  
 

14 comments:

Ralph Long said...

Bill, it is good to see the FBC is treating you well. ;). Nice fish!

Brk Trt said...

Bill, that Reddington combo is sweet.
I had a that same reel and I liked it very much.

Kevin Frank said...

6x on a 2wt? Sounds fun.

Mark Kautz said...

Fun, fun, fun. Sneak up on them with a 2wt.

Bill Trussell said...

Ralph
Glad I found the flies you tied for me. I though I lost them in the move, first time I've had a chance to use the Caddis. I have a feeling I will be needing more. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
A real bomber, Redington stop production on the Drift reel a couple of years ago, glad we have the ones we are using. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
My goal is to land a spot on Smith in the range of 2 pounds with the 2 weight; that would be a real challenge!! thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
The 2 is as light as I will go; fishing the light stuff can be addictive! Thanks for the comment

Howard Levett said...

Bill, I enjoyed the story. I had the pleasure of casting a Redington 2wt a year or so ago and really enjoyed the way it cast. Getting one is on my bucket list.

penbayman said...

Looks like a winner Bill..nice setup..great looking fish!

Walt Franklin said...

Bill,
As long as a 2-weight has enough backbone to bring in a fish before it's exhausted, it's a fun tool for the water. Glad you're getting out there, and thanks for sharing your experience.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
One awesome combo, that will test your skills when landing an oversize fish. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mike
Good to hear from you, I know you are looking forward to the upcoming fishing season. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
The Redington is one of the lightness fly rods on the market, weighting in at 2 oz. Thanks for the comment