Fly size and castability
Went out yesterday and today for the first time since my last attempt. Had ok luck yesterday considering the weather. Today after many weeks practicing my cast I actually think I did half-way decent. Turned the score around from the last time. Caught about 20 missed about 3 and lost 1. Don't know what the one was thinking a bass because of the fly landing next to dragonfly and the leader being broken. Now for the main question. While using about a #6 or #8 popper or anything else about that size the fly line just didn't seem to want to cast. Put on a small popper or a small misquito type fly it casted just fine. Is it possible that the bigger flies are just to big for my 8ft. 5wt. fly rod? Just seemed like the bigger flies just didn't sound right going through the air? Does this make sense or just my imagination?