FishingLast night. Went up the St. Joe rive and ran a 11 mile float in my pontoon boat. Pretty slow, not much working. Caught 2 16 in Cutthroat Trout, good fish both. Sage fly rod, ross reel, #4 WF float line. Caught both on a special 16 hook paradun I tie myself. Nymps and wet flies didn't work at all, caught both on dry flies. Nice trout but pretty slow, saw 2 Moose crossing the river just before dark, amazing how strong of swimmers they are.
GarryZ, answering you question. I have a 17.5 b ass boat and have a spinning rod usually rigged with plastic. I favor a 4" Sendo, no weight.
Also a baitccasting rod and reel, 12 lb line and usually have some type of plug on that outfit. Also a 6 wt 9 1/2 foot flyrod, usually rigged with a fast sink tip line and a special fly I tie for bass, sort of a peacock herl wooley bugger with marabou. And carry an assortment of poppers, frogs, mice etc (dearhairs) if out late in eve for surface action. I probably catch the most bass on the 4 in Senko, rigged a special way, can't put that oout on the net. Too good a secret, havdeto tell ya in person (July 2nd at Wolf Lodge)..
So far fishing has been worse than last year but the summers still young.