Nice StripFighting an 18" strip bass on a microlight rod is quite a challenge. Landing this strip using my 7 1/2 ft. micro rod was like using my Temple Fork 7 1/2 ft. fly rod, both rods require the angler to use finesse in landing a fish of this size. I learned a long time ago when I first started using the long rods that you got to have patience when playing a larger fish on 4 lb. test line and lighter otherwise you will have more break-offs than fish caught. My son-in-law used the fly rod while I went with the microlight. We decided it would be less line tangle if we fished that way, especially in a pitch-black dark situation. The fly rod proved the winner of the night with my son-in-law catching numbers of gills directly under the lights using the deadly moth.
The Moth is the winner againWe noticed moths flying beneath the lights right after dark so this was the most logical fly to go with and it proved successful. This trip was a change of pace for both of us resulting in less humidity and heat. Really an enjoyable trip.