Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?
This would depend on the water...I chase smallies with a 7wt normally. In bigger water, there may be things in there that would demand more than a 5wt (although hooking a pike/muskie/carp on a 5wt would be a hoot), but I have thought of fishing with a 5wt for smallies.
An 8 is a pretty good all around rod for most larger freshwater fishing.
Shotgun, we have to get together and do some fishing...
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?