I knew this was going to happen.
After the yard flooding torrential down pours and the lightning hitting the neighborhood trees finally departed, I pried open the shipping tube.
Perused through a couple of the written things quickly, put together the rod and reel and pulled out some line.
Second cast, 40 feet right where I wanted it.
I was stunned.
After a few minutes of annoying my wife, using her as a target by hitting her with the line as she walked around the yard 40-50 feet out, I tried the dreaded roll cast.
This is something I can’t do with my other 3 fly rods and I must do on the creeks I fish.
Perfect to 30 feet on the first try and all subsequent attempts.
I have a very slow, deliberate, methodical way of fishing with my spinning gear.
Fly fishing friends say I use it like a fly rod.
I now know why I only use fly rods a couple of times a year.
I now know what they’re shortcomings are.
I’m built for bamboo…