Since I last posted I have gone to Bass Pro Shops and purchased assorted bass flies, a $270 rod/reel setup, and a video. I have caught a 5 pound bass, 3 pound bass(both from about the same spot in this shallow little creek), and more bluegill than I can stand throwing back(and some good-sized ones, too).
So, my question:
The rod and line is 8wt, weight forward. Though the guy at Bass Pro filled me in on all fundamentals I didn't already know, one thing he left out and I found myself wondering about was exactly what kind of leader to use!
For bluegill, what to use? And for bass/carp/larger fish etc. what to use?
The nice fellow at BPS tied on a 50-lb line from the fly line to the leader that is a loop, making changing leaders a snap.
I mean I see 8x, 7x, etc. and don't know how this corresponds to rod wt.
Thanks in advance!