New Headwaters rod fishing report

While I was in Houston for a Christmas visit with the family, I snuck out to a manmade pond at my mother-in-laws office. Not exactly the most serene natural setting but it would have to do. I brought my new Headwaters bamboo 5 wt rod to try out.

Conditions were a bit nasty with drizzle and wind up to gusts in the 20 ish mph range but I desparately wanted to try out the new rod.

After I got used to casting it, I loved the feel. It was hard to cast larger wooly buggers but a joy for smaller streamers and bh nymphs. The wind made it hard for me to judge as well because my casting skills leave a lot to be desired. Overall, I think I love the rod. I still have a vintage style reel coming that is on backorder.

I ended up catching about 15 small bass and 2 or three panfish. Some pics from my iPhone below.

2 thoughts

  1. 15 smallmouth bass from a man-made pond in Houstaon sounds great! Especially since it was at Christmas and you weren't in the cold winter North. Anytime, anywhere you get a chance to fish and catch a few it's a blessing! BTW – love the pics from your “Phone” – love tech.Regards!

  2. 15 smallmouth bass from a man-made pond in Houstaon sounds great! Especially since it was at Christmas and you weren’t in the cold winter North. Anytime, anywhere you get a chance to fish and catch a few it’s a blessing! BTW – love the pics from your “Phone” – love tech.

    Regards!

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