Snip: good-by trout, hello bass
On this subject, here's something I've wondered about. I don't have much experience with bass bugs, pike flies, salt water Clousers, etc., inasmuch as I'm one of those snobs who tends to feel that if a fish isn't a salmonoid, it's an evolutionary mistake. But I've wondered: if you cut off the lower 25-30% of a trout line's front taper, wouldn't that easily create a line that's better for big, air-resistant flies? Wouldn't the result be very close to the dimentions (taper length and tip diameter) of a typical bass bug line?