01-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Re: Rod Weight vs Fly Weight
Hi Cliff, I've pretty much given up using anything but small
bead chain, and
small bead heads in general. I've found that small bead chain sinks just fine
on the smallmouth waters I fish, and I catch just as many fish with a moderate size Clouser. The Clouser would sink without any weight, but I
like the eyes.
My wife whacked a rod tip a few weeks ago with an 1/8" beadhead, so
she's on probation for a while
. When I use beadhead, I try to limit the
size to 3/32, and cast carefully.