It was a blast. I started off with the little panfish fly I came up with over the winter that has knocked 'em for a loop all year and the bluegill action was fast and furious. I caught several, and even the smaller ones put a decent flex in the rod. The bigger ones really fought hard. I also picked up one tiny bass on that fly, actually the first fish I caught, then switched to a small streamer close to dark. I was able to cast a #6 bead chain Clouser easily 40', accurately, and stripped it for a while. Several missed short strikes, then finally stuck a decent bass. Great battle!