Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tailrace Trout Below Smith Lake Dam
I discovered today that I need another fly rod to fish not only the tailrace but the lake above the dam. I am looking for something in a 3 or 4 wt, with the length being 8 ½ ft. I have a 5 wt. 8 ½ ft. Redington rod, but I feel I need something with a little less power for the size fish I catch below the dam and above the dam. I was using a 3 wt. 7 ½ ft. Temple Fork today and found at times I could have used a little more distance. I know I could get the distance I am looking for in a longer rod. There is a big difference in my 3 wt and my 5 wt, but I really don’t know how much difference there is in a 4 wt as opposed to a 3 wt. With all this said, I would like anyone out there to give me there opinion as to what rod I should purchase next. I don’t want to pay over 150.00. So if you have a suggestion just give me a comment.