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Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Bass Fly Help

I'm just guessing but I think your problem is line control on the retrieve. I've caught plenty of ladyfish and seatrout both on a 9wt as well as a 5 wt . I only use the 9 for bigger flys such as Clousers and Decievers. When you retrieve in SW with a 5 and use big flys the rod tip imparts a different action then with a heavier rod. Also any wave or wind action will tend to make you lose control and feel with your 5. Try going to smaller flys like shrimp patterns and a stiffer leader with your 5. Casting was never a problem for me especially when targeting these 2 species as generally they are at very close range.I truly believe from experience if you adjust your leader and fly with the 5 you should do just as well as you would with a heavier rod. If your fly retrieve comes more under control as with the heavier rod then you are heading in the right direction.
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