Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?
I never have used more then a 5 wt for bass fishing. I have always used an 8 for salmon and steelhead so my opinion is 8 is a tad on the heavy side but I think a lot has to do with how big of a fly your throwing and size of the water.
I'm sure people fish them on 3 weights and on 10's. I guess its all about what rods you own and how comfortable they make you feel.
"When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."
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