Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Is this the world's smallest bass to be caught on a fly rod?

Recently I was testing out a truly atrocious fly rod from the mid-1960s for a book I'm writing on fiberglass fly rods. This was the only thing that horrible, horrible rod managed to catch:

That's a Union Hardware reel with a spool diameter of 2 inches. The fish is a little over 1.5 inches in length.

By the way that is a #16 nymph. My question is, has anyone caught a smaller bass than this?

-- Dr. Todd


P said...

Maybe! I didn't catch this, but this young man Seth did and submitted it to our "Smalls" gallery of micro-fish (which, if I might add, would benefit from the addition of your catch!) Check it out- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=466139570140583&set=a.466139390140601.1073741826.119160748171802&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash3%2F942037_466139570140583_847246181_n.jpg&size=700%2C525

P said...

(I can email you the photo if that link does not work... seems to be just text)

Teal said...

Can you email me a pic? Thanks!