Re: Bass on two

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Posted by A. Sago - NGTO on September 09, 1998 at 20:58:47:

In Reply to: Bass on two posted by Gman on September 07, 1998 at 22:02:21:

Gman - check out the archives for the interview
with Joe Fausett. He is a lightweight master...
Here is an excerpt from my interview in 95....

I have seen Joe perform miracles. One recent incident that stands out in
my mind took place on a small private lake in Kennesaw, Georgia. Joe
and I were doing some bass fishing, fly rods in hand of course, when Joe
spotted a largemouth cruising a steep bank about 10' below him. Joe tied
on an #10 "anytime-anywhere" fly and started to cast. The only problem
was that there were about 10-15 trees between him and the cruising fish
and the bank was too steep to get any closer. Joe proceeded to cast
anyway and to my disbelief his fly somehow made it through the maze of
trees and branches and landed perfectly in line with the cruising bass.
What happened next burned a permanent image in my mind and an
ultimate respect for Joe's fishing ability. About 3 seconds after the fly
landed I saw the mammoth fish swim towards the fly, his body literally
half-way out of the water in the shallows near the bank. As the fish took
the fly I realized that there was no way Joe could see him hit from his
present angle so I started to yell "He's got it!," but before I could, on
instinct alone, Joe had already set the hook at the most perfect time and
the fish began pulling out drag. By this time I had climbed down the cliff to
the bank and was able to assist Joe bringing him in. I lifted the mammoth
bass out of the water and felt a weight of about 6 or 7 pounds. As I
released the fish I looked up at Joe as he reminded me that he was using
his 3 weight rod with 4x tippet. Amazing.

> Caught three pond bass on my 2-wt rod I just finished building, and it's quite an experience. One weighed probably 2 1/2 pounds, the rest were smaller, but MAN, what a fight. Like a 5-pound bass on a 5wt. My rod is 6 1/2', and I made it for a Certain Creek I know of that hasn't been fished in several years.

> Anyone else out there using lightweight tackle? I'd really like to have a 8' two weight, which would be even more fun with bass.

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