Breakin' Out the 15-Weight

September 23, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

As an example of how the situation and not the fish determines gear choice for some fly fishers, Casey Cox goes after an eleven-pound fish with a 15-weight, trying to break the Texas state red snapper record. Even the hook is carefully considered: “It’s basically a super fine wire circle hook with a very long shank that makes it easier to tie material to. It doesn’t take much force to get a good hook set with this hook, and that’s important when you have 90 feet of line out.” Ray Sasser in the Dallas Morning News.