The Boy’s first white bass

Despite the weird weather of late (it snowed this morning, the first time it has ever snowed in Arkansas in May), the White Bass fishing has been really good this year.

Daniel playing his first white bass on the fly.
Daniel playing his first white bass on the fly.
In between Cub Scouts, camping, and now baseball, we’ve gotten out a few times to chase whities. Daniel caught his first white bass which was also his first fish on the fly. He’s caught a few now, and he seems hooked on flyfishing. He definitely needs to work on his casting (I’m going to get him some casting lessons from someone other than me), but he’s coming along.

He caught that one on a chartrueuse over yellow clouser. He was using his Ross 7’11” 6 weight FlyStik that he got for his birthday this year. It has a Ross FlyStart reel, and the line is a Rio Smallmouth Bass taper WF6F. That line is similar to Rio’s Clouser taper line (which is the floating line I fish on my Scott A3 906), with maybe a slightly less agressive taper. It’s definitely a WARMwater line, though, because it stays coiled pretty hard in the cold spring water. Should perform better as the water warms. I’m looking forward to trying it on my Scott A3 906.