on a fly rod. But what about long casting the tiny bait? This had me triggered so I contacted Allen immediately after seeing his post.
I am constantly fiddling and adjusting rods reels and lines to perform the long cast with the tiniest of presentations especially Micro-Jigs. I like the slick super lines GLISS and Nano that provide low friction casting thru the rod guides so I am able to cast them without the hassle of weighted bite indicators or bubbles/floats and still handle the battle of an occasional 6# class LMB or channel cat.
I have selected a line of rods from HellBent that offer the lightest load with the fastest tip… awesome rods for the purpose of Long-Casting the Micro jigs.
I have dropped down to 2# Nano Braid on one of my specialty rods to make the Long-Cast presentation effortless and luckily have not lost a fish on it yet.
Allen was kind enough to send me a sample of this fly and I was able to cast it easily with some of my set-ups. 20180615 was the best day I had long-casting that Micro-Jig/Fly with 2 Master Angler trophies in the boat! What a day that was. I lost the fly a few days later on a toothy pred. Guys, I tagged these fish along with many lunkers that day because I was long-casting the bait bare, not under a float. I was also using slip/float/fly/waxie methods at the time I was tagging these fish and not doing as well. Long casting just covers more water more efficiently.
One of the drawbacks of buying manufactured tungsten jigs is that you have no option of hook styles and sizes. Using different sized and weight beads on many different hooks sizes and styles offers a multitude of combinations that will fit a specific fishing method.
So yes I need to get on the band wagon so to speak and get involved with the beads on some of my own ties.