Do you love big bluegill?
One of the 3 flyrod setups I use.
I use this setup most frequently because of the lighter rod … causes less arm and neck pain… with the 5wt line experimentally has proven less effort in the cast. I ruined a five dollar mono leader within an hour some nasty knots. Ended up tying on some 6lb braid caught my personal best gill at 9.8”. I have personally caught many hundred gill in just a few weeks on this setup. I have used braid ever since.
i guarantee you i will break em out next year early season during the spawn. thats what i heard, but i did notice some fly hatches later in the season.
I am FAR from being a purist Ken. My 4lb 7ft. mono leader would make a true purist shudder, but they are cheap, and work well for me. I fish this on a 8ft.5wt rod with floating level line.
i experimented with flourocarbon a little also... it pulled the foam spider right under... i kinda liked the look of the braid floating and so i stuck with it. whenever i talk about it in fishing circles i get a look... lol
I have this strategy in my mind where drifting across Houghton lake with a tipped spinner /fly rigged on one of my fly rods. Houghton Lake is a trophy bluegill lake here just north of me. It is a shallow basin lake with emergent rice fields in open water far from shore. Fluorocarbon sounds like it would be the leader medium for this setup. I tried last summer casting this on the lawn and had no problems.
get 4 more fly rods;;in 3 wts.!! a LOT more fun!! and those little 3wts. can handle big fish to!! if I am correct;; there are fast action fly rods; and slow action. slow action;; easier to cast; great for beginners;; and advanced fly fishermen like them to!!
i have a 3wt, 4wt, and a 5wt... i really like fishing with the 3 wt... a lot more fun and less fatigue.