Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?
it all depends on how big the bugs are you will throw...my bass setup is an 8wt. and some of my streamers are still too heavy for it. i have caught smallies and lm on my 4wt. but i was fishing for panfish and the bass just happen to take it.
so for me it goes...
4wt....#10 poppers, #6-10 crawfish, #8-10 wool buggers
8wt....#2-6 poppers and #4-2/0 streamers( weighted and unweighted)