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    Default Any Fans of ultralight flyrods ?

    Although I love ultralight spinning, my first love has always been Flyfishing for panfish .
    As I got older and arthritis has become a factor I went away from Flyfishing for awhile and developed micro jigs patterned after my favorite panfish flies and fished them with a weighted float and just recently discovered fishing them on a drop shot .
    A little over a month ago I picked up the flyrod again , and the love is growing again .
    Ultralight rods and reels , especially short fiberglass rods have enabled me to get back into chasing gills the way I love .
    My lightest is a 5’9” Redington Butterstick paired with a 2/3 Zero reel . .

    So, should I be posting my fly fishing panfish adventures in this section or keep posting in the Panfish section ?
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    Sounds like a very handy setup
    The love for fishing is one of the best gifts you can pass along
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    I’ve got fly rods ranging from 2 - 10 weight. With a bum shoulder, the rods on the lighter end definitely get more use. Even a little bluegill puts up a fight on a 2 wt from a kayak. For me the lighter rods are best suited for shallower waters.


    A friend once told me the problem with fishing a 2 wt for bluegill, is that 5 lb bass doesn’t know you are bluegill fishing. Larger fish on a 2 wt can be a handful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfisher66048 View Post
    I’ve got fly rods ranging from 2 - 10 weight. With a bum shoulder, the rods on the lighter end definitely get more use. Even a little bluegill puts up a fight on a 2 wt from a kayak. For me the lighter rods are best suited for shallower waters.


    A friend once told me the problem with fishing a 2 wt for bluegill, is that 5 lb bass doesn’t know you are bluegill fishing. Larger fish on a 2 wt can be a handful.
    I had a nice LM ; est. 5 pounder , eat a hand size bluegill while fishing with a 5’9” Cabelas CGR . I was using some four pound mono for a tippet and was surprised to land the bass .
    Hooked into a grass carp once , no contest , an unbelievable quick run followed with a snap of my leader . Fun for the few seconds it lasted .
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    Lowest I go is a 4wt. Tried a 2wt once but didn’t like it.
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    I had a lot of fly rods before my brother passed, and now have many more than I really need. I go from a 1wt to a 10wt with 4 different 5wts. My favorite is a 2/3wt my brother built for me. I only use the 1 & 2 wts where there is no chance of a LMB taking my fly. They are much too delicate to risk that. They are however excellent for Brookies in the Smokies.

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    I’m happy to see there is some interest in UL Flyfishing.
    I’ve ordered one of my dream rods , a 6’ 2wt St Croix Imperial. Although I do like fiberglass rods .
    It’ll be fun comparing it to my 6’ 2wt TFO Signature rod and my 6’ 2wt Butterstick.
    I mainly fish for small gills . Lately I’ve been on a quest to chase the green sunfish .
    Here , the average green sunfish is less than six inches. Our state record is a monster 1# 6 oz . Probably caught by a bass fisherman on heavy tackle .
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillchaser999 View Post
    I’m happy to see there is some interest in UL Flyfishing.
    I’ve ordered one of my dream rods , a 6’ 2wt St Croix Imperial. Although I do like fiberglass rods .
    It’ll be fun comparing it to my 6’ 2wt TFO Signature rod .
    It was scheduled to arrive yesterday, but FedEx sent it to the wrong hub in Ohio Saturday. Now it’s scheduled for this Wednesday. I don’t know how these people find there way to work every day .
    “ The bigger the Bend , the Wider the Grin ! “

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