What size fly rod for smallmouth?

September 6, 2020 Off By idswater

What size fly rod for smallmouth?

The Equipment for Smallmouth A 5 or 6-weight rod is about as light as you would want to go. A 7, 8-weight can be used to throw bigger poppers. If you throw small flies, you can bring your lighter rod. Big flies, obviously, need a bigger stick.

What flies for smallmouth bass?

Since smallmouth are found at so many depths, and feed on such a variety of foods, I recommend four fly-line designs. Floating bass taper. This is best for fishing surface flies, divers, nymphs, and streamers along shorelines, down to 5 or 6 feet deep.

What is a 6 weight fly rod good for?

6 weights fly rods are ideal for anglers who often cast when it is windy and love to throw big and heavy flies. For your big dry and dropper combos, the 6 weight will do. Also, fishing in heavy currents and targeting big fish will be great with this rod size.

What weight fly rod is best for trout?

The weight of the fly rod (which means what weight fly line you plan on using) will vary depending on what you fish for. But for trout fishing, generally a 4-weight, 5-weight or 6-weight rod is best.

Do smallmouth eat dry flies?

Floating those big blue flies down the river can bring the smallmouths up to eat those Filet Mignon of all flies. The fish love those mid-Summer snacks, which can be a real treat to fish. This is another chance for those dry-fly lovers to take a real fish on the dry fly.

Do bass eat streamers?

Streamer fishing. Bass are predators and they chase and devour smaller fish and minnows as well as leeches, swimming aquatic insects, and especially swimming crayfish. Because of their predatory nature, streamer tactics are especially effective for smallmouth and largemouth bass.

How do you fish a Jimmy swimmin?

Fish it on a sink tip or a full sinker and use it like a crank bait/jerk bait. One of our favorites for Largemouth and Smallmouth……. perfectly imitates the action of a dying or wounded baitfish. We also have this Swimmin Jimmy fly available in chartreuse and white.

What size fish can you catch on a 5-weight fly rod?

Fly Line Weight 5 : Another good all-around fly line weight. Works ok for small fish, but some of the fun goes out of it. On the other hand, works ok for average sized bass and virtually all trout.