Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by wet line, Oct 30, 2004.
Bob, the 12wt was suppose to be a secret for small creek and pond fishing. That heavy line and beefy rod just totally knocks down all the brush in the area. And when you want to cross the creek you just lay the butt section across the creek and walk across on it to the other side. Then too when you need to drop down a cliff that 12wt line can be used as a rope to pull yourself back up when you are through fishing. Then there are safety issues too. When a bear gets too close you just smack him with that 14 foot 12wt and you can knock him senseless.
Your insight on the light rod is very helpful and I think it would be kind of fun in the right situation. I almost always fish with a 6wt because of where and how I fish. Though the tiny guy would work well on some Brookie creeks I have in mind.