In the never ending quest to catch the perfect fish at the perfect time, I'm trying some new things in 2009.
1) Shimano Saros 3000f 6.0:1 Gear ratio
Wore through my second Pflueger Supreme, waterproof drag on the Saros.
2)Lucky Craft Kelly J prop bait- Everything you could want in a smallmouth topwater lure.
3) Power Pro high visibilty yellow braid in 20lbs test. I'm a line watcher when working bottom. Figure I'll color the end with a green or brown sharpie, or maybe just leave it yellow and 'f' with the line vis crowd.
4)1 ounce spinnerbaits. I really want to dredge deep rootwads better for large Smallmouth. Gonna have to find a rod that can throw that heavy of a bait.