There’s no perfect lure. They all have advantages and disadvantages.
It's getting to be that time of year — the time of year when I get asked lots of questions about float-and-fly fishing.
If you want to catch smallmouth, you'll have to go to Dale Hollow Lake and look up Bob Coan. He is known as a "SuperGuide".
One of the very best at dredging big bronzebacks from gin-clear waters is Dale Hollow Lake guide Bob Coan. A veteran of several decades of night fishing, Coan has honed his skills on the world's most famous trophy smallmouth destination.