I've been flyfishing nearly 30 years and been lucky to fish some amazing places - fresh and salt but I never fished for smallmouth or any other warmwater fish before this year.
I am very impressed with smallmouth on the river - they remind me of mangrove snappers - really agressive and hard fighting.
My next target is big carp and there are a couple of trophy walleye lakes near me.
Anyone ever target walleye on fly? Must get working on those landlocked alewife immitations! From what I've read they swim deep during the day but come to the shallows at night.
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you