Ranger is rolling out their new 2016 models, including the all new, biggest and baddest bass boat of all time. Here is the 2016 Z522D checking in at 22' 7" length and a beam of 102", rated at 300 hp. The boat on the right (for comparison) is a 2016 Z520c, the official tournament boat of the FLW. Photo credits: Pete Peterson of Angler's Port Marine of Warsaw, MO.
Years ago while traveling thru NY for work I stopped at the Cortland store and the employee there directed me to a little creek not far away. I had an ultra lite spinning rod in the trunk and rebel craws made by rapala. I only got to fish for about 1/2 hour and I caught several Browns that day on the rapala rebel crawfish. I was seriously catching these little guys about every third cast. No witnesses of course. Just curious if anyone out there uses a crawfish pattern for the trout. I read, watch and listen to everything I can about catching trout on the fly rod and I do t think I have ever heard anyone mention or discuss in any way using crawfish flies for trout. Just curious...
Well, as it may be, I haven't had much time this year to fish, so I decided to take a little drive (well, about an hour away) to fish for about an hour. The flow looked good online, the weather was perfect, and I just had a good feeling about the day. When I arrived at the stream, I swear the river was filled with folks fishing. I talked to a couple guys that said nothing was biting, but I didn't care. I just wanted to get in the water. I had spent a few minutes picking out the outfit I wanted to fish - it wasn't at all windy, so I decided on the H2 8'4" 3wt and the Super 4 on their maiden voyage. I drove further upstream than usual, and found a place to park. Looking at the water, I decided to tie on a #12 light tan and olive EHC on a 4x tippet, and 16 inches down off the hook bend on a 6x tippet was a #18 black tungsten bead PTN. I waded upstream...