- Jan 13, 2005
All this talk of fly rods caused me to break out one of my el cheapo Shimano rods yesterday. The stripers were feeding deep (22-25 feet), and my traditional bass lures weren't getting down there. So I tried fly casting a clouser minnow (tied like a large streamer fly) with a sink tip line. Had fun, but still couldn't get down deep enough. Looks like I need to get either lead core or tungsten line. Have never tried casting either of those with a fly rod, but it's a good excuse to visit the tackle store. Definitely not like casting size 18 or smaller flies to a shy trout on a small stream.