Re: BIG Bass fly casting help
There is not a bass out there that a 6wt will not handle. ....unless you need to horse it out of heavy cover. The need for a heavy rod is to cast really large bugs and to cast into some heavy wind of which both conditions I avoid. If a bug is too big to throw with a 7 or 8 I either modify it or pitch it. There are fellas out there that throw 10" streamers at bass and pike and a 7 or 8wt rod does not do that very well. It does take a 9 or even a 10wt. The rod size is not about the size of the fish in this case. It is about the size flies you want to throw. Don't buy a 7wt and expect to throw a 10" streamer or a 2" diameter popper or hair bug. I personally fish for relaxation and fun and bugs of this size are not fun or relaxing to cast, on any rod.