Re: Big vs Small
I think that it's all a matter of perspective. I live within a 30 minute drive of more water than I could fish in a year of daily fishing, but the vast majority of the trout are under 8". If you're luck and get a footer, you have a trophy.
So I've sort of resigned myself to catching what most people would call bait, and fish accordingly, using my 2wt. Since doing that my satisfaction and "thrill of the catch" have increased while catching the same sized fish.
So I guess my answer is that I love latching into Bubba, I've adapted my fishing to enjoy his little cousins Leroy and Gertrude too.