Published Aug 15. 2020 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Aug 15. 2020

Fishing in 100 degrees

I really wanted to use my 8wt more. I was expecting carp and larger bass, and throwing a big streamer, however the 8wt rod was definitely overkill this day. But I still had a blast even though I wore myself out needlessly. Casting an 8wt all day is tiring, even one as nice and light as this Genesis by Risen. And I would have had much more fun with my 5wt rod, or even a 3wt. Fishing for these Rio's is a blast though! They really are some beautiful fish! And they can be aggressive once you figure out what they like to eat.

The Medina river is a beautiful river, however it is so crystal clear that you are seen very well by the fish. Makes for fishing carp difficult, and even the other fish very hard. Most fish that are shy, tend to not bite in my experience.

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