Strong winds caused Casey and I to postpone our planned trip out to Lake Fork this weekend. Wind gusts up to 30mph and a 65 lb kayak don’t mix well. We pond hopped instead. Upon arriving at our second pond of the morning, we stumbled upon a teenager and quickly began conversation. You see, he had a very unusual method of fishing. Hot dog buns and meatballs, no rod and reel, just a free spool of line. Very primitive. He chummed the shoreline and quickly, several large catfish began feasting.
Casey immediately threw out his 1 weight TFO Finesse series fly rod and less than a minute later, his reel began screaming. Oh what joy. What a sensation. If you ever get the chance to hook up with a 5 lb catfish on a tiny 1wt fly rod, you know what I’m talking about.
A few minutes later, I did the same. Threw out the 1wt and presto, big ole kitty.
A few more bass were caught throughout the morning. Casey fly fished, I dusted off the old baitcasters. I left my fly rods at home since I didn’t really care to battle the winds all morning.