Fall River bamboo creation waiting for me at home and the fish that I catch once I got there. It was an agonizing period of time and when the day finally came for me to fish it all I could do was worry about two things; One - would I catch any fish with it, and Two - Would I break it?
First off, the past recommendations on fishing any bamboo rod were dead on. This fly rod loads great but you need to slow down and take your time. Like a zen master practicing his morning exercises on the banks of a quiet stream, you need to just savor the feel of the grass in your hand and let the rod do the work.
Once the web was cut free, I packed up the rod and headed for my real reason for fishing the Chattooga in 100 degree heat. The Red Eyed bass!!
Fall River Bamboo Fly Rod in hand I headed out with those red eyes in my mind.
After a few more hookups and great fights I dabbed the sweat as best I could on my already soaked shirt and watched a large cottonmouth swim past me with a look in his eye I didn't much care for. Shortly after hooking into a beautiful sunfish I started the long hike back to the car.
Overall it was a day filled with beautiful things. The Fall River Fly Rod was amazing and by far the best looking and relaxing fly rod I have ever fished with. ( If you are in the market for some sweet grass you need one of these rods.) The river itself never disappoints with its steep walls, waterfalls, and swift cool water. The flora and fauna was amazing and especially the hat trick of sorts (that right--- I called a bow, a bass, and blugill a hat trick) was a perfect addition of to a scorcher of a weekend.
I would like to thank the Outdoorbloggernetwork and Fall River Fly Rods for giving me a chance to fish this beauty. It is now on to its next angler to try his hand at fishing grass and I challenge him to have half the fun I did while it was in my hands! FISH ON!!