Largemouth Bass Lineup

Largemouth Bass Lineup

Friday, December 11, 2015

Yomogi in Action

I'm not much of a trout fisherman.  There....I said it.  I admit it fully...I would rather chase bass and panfish on the fly.  I love it.  I can't help myself.  Regardless of my addiction and professed love of warm water fish, I do occasionally attempt to catch trout.  My choices are somewhat limited where I live.  In order to chase browns or brookies, I have to travel some distance.  Pursuing pellet heads is closer to home but my least favorite thing to do.

I wanted to get out and give the Yomogi a whirl.  However, I was short on time so I decided to go to the local pellet head stream.  I was really on the fence as to whether or not I wanted to soil this marvelous new Yomogi I had in my possession with pellet heads but I also knew that I wanted to try it out.  So....short on time, I made up my mind on the pellet heads and headed out.

Upon arrival, I noticed that the stream was low and the water was clear.  I decided to pair the rod with a Cortland Crown II reel in the small size.  I have had this reel for probably twenty years.  I really dig it.  I also went with the Rio Products InTouch Rio Gold trout series fly line in a WF4F.  After selecting my fly and tying it on, I headed down to a pool below a bridge where the stockers like to hang out.

After watching the trout for a few moments, I carefully waded in and started casting.  Immediately, I noticed that the rod was soft but powerful.  I had no problem zipping line out.  It was smooth like butter.  A few drifts through the pool produced this little rainbow pellet head:

I was also able to land this guy a short time later:

I was truly amazed with this rod.  It is not only soft but also full flexing with power.  I had no problem delicately dropping dries or slinging some weighted streamers with it.  I could not recommend this rod enough.  It was a pure joy to fish with hidden power.  Well done Kazutomo Ijuin on creating such an awesome profile.  Splendid indeed!

1 comment:

  1. I've been admiring the Yomogi for quite a while. Thanks for the look!