When we had the nearly two week heat wave, the bass and panfish were hitting right and left. The 2wt shined with foam spiders and proved to be a blast when fish were hitting on the surface.
Lately, I've been focusing on carp and I've been stalking them on my trusty 6wt. I haven't seen any monsters yet, so I don't feel like I need the heavy artillery yet. I missed five of them and haven't had any decent hook-ups. The cold weather has the carp nipping at the fly. Usually when it's warm, the carp hit the fly like a tomahawk missile. I've went out a couple of times, but I always came back empty-handed. Today, I was rewarded for my efforts with a small channel catfish. It felt great to get some brown line lovin' finally. I've got the bug now. When the weather warms up, I'll be hitting the rivers hard. Next month, it's white bass time!