i catch most of my fish in the back waters of lake chicot,what i call thicket fishing, a fly rod longer then seven foot is useless.
the only cast is a roll cast,your rod never gets behind your ear,it is rare that i use a leader longer then four feet ,you just can not roll a long leader under the low limbs of cypress or
tupelo gum trees not to mention the button wood bushes.
to generate the line speed needed to make those tight rolls i use 6 to 10 wt. line on 61/2 and seven ft.… Continue