Also, the Bluegill is a heavy 8wt line, Smallmouth is a 10wt line, and Largemouth is an 11wt line. Check the grain weights on them.
Here is an email from Chuck Harbin of B.A.S.S. that was sent to a friend of mine. I have changed his name for his privacy.
Here is an email to and from Charles Harbin.
From: member of another board
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 11:06 AM
To: Customer Service
Are fly rods under 8 feet long allowed in B.A.S.S. tournaments?
From: Harbin, Charles B. (Charles.B. Harbin@bassmaster.com
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 2:38 PM
To: aforementioned member
Subject: RE: rules
Fly rods are not allowed in BASS tournaments. Our rules state, under
Tackle and Equipment "Only one casting, spin casting or spinning rod (8
foot maximum length from butt of handle to rod tip) and reel may be used
at any one time."
SR. TOURNAMENT MANAGER
407-566-2488 - OFF
407-557-0129 - CELL
Now, tell me who did the crappy legwork. Sage mentions these rods fit under the tournament regulations, all except the fact that they are fly rods. Hmm...