by Chris Smith
One of about 15
Went fishing today on the Salt River in Arizona and had an amazing day! Just received my Troutist Darkness 4lb test line and my Daiwa Crusader gold and red spoon 2.5g and I could not be more satisfied with these two items. I don't have the cash to invest in one of the nice set ups on Chris's site so I just use a UL Bass Pro Carbon Rod 6'4" with a Pflueger President 20x reel.
I'll start with the Troutist Darkness line, by far the best line I have ever used. I normally fish Seaguar but I thought I would give this a try and I will never be using anything else. It is by far the smoothest casting and thinnest line for the lb test I have ever used.
Now the spoon, I normally fish with in-line spinners but like most, I'm sure I get frustrated with all the line twist so I thought I would try a spoon since I haven't used one since I was a kid and throwing the old daredevils.
If I'm lying I'm dying - on my first cast BOOM hook up and it was game on for the rest of the two hours I was fishing. Managed to catch 15 trout only losing one off of the single micro barb hook, which I must add are the only way to go for me now when trout fishing. Air temp was 70 degrees with loads of sunshine and got to see a family of bald eagles and an osprey smash a trout in the river, needless to say, it was a damn good day!
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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.