That is what is written on the rod, I swear
A month or so ago I picked up one of those Dan Kung GlassFin BFS rods that were reviewed on several BFS-related youtube channels; rated for 1-7g lure weight, 150cm and in 3-piece configuration with spigot ferrules. Apparently they are a bit less noodly than most of the AliExpress glass BFS rods. I'd been practicing with it at the local casting pools, but hadn't actually fished it before last weekend.
I headed up to the mid-elevations of the Sierra, since temps were cooling off, and hiked in to the fork of a river that usually comes into shape around June or so, within the national park. I'd never actually seen it this late in the year. Looked a little skinny in places, at least compared to spring runoff.
There were definitely fish in the pools, but if there was direct sunlight on them they were extremely spooky. But the water being low meant that I could also boulder scramble downstream farther than might be safely possible earlier in the year. The granite was water-polished in places, so I made my way slowly and carefully, spying a plunge pool in the shade.
I rigged up the rod with a Tsurinoya Dark Wolf Ultra and tossed out a Duo Spearhead Ryuki 38S. Yow, the rainbows really dug this lure.
I got a bit of short range casting practice in, and caught another of the first one's friends. Next, I rigged up a Maxcatch Ultraglass 3wt 7' (also 3-piece) and cast a Sierra Bright Dot into the shady parts of the pool.
LL Bean Pocket Water reel with Airflo Xceed WF3F -- I usually find half-weight heavy lines are good for the Ultraglass rods
I meandered down the canyon a bit, where it flattened.
And then scrambled down to another plunge pool.
I kept going a ways, until finding another pool.
By now it was mid-afternoon and I thought I should start heading back up. There was lots more downstream to explore, but not perhaps today.
Back near where I'd crossed from the trail I saw another pool and rigged up the BFS rod again.
The largest fish in the pool happily chased the 38S, but somehow got unbuttoned. I don't do a lot of lure fishing in streams, so it was interesting for me to see how quickly the trouts' reactions changed from "chase the intruder" to "quick, let's hide !"
It had been an interesting day of exploration. Every time I head up there things are a little different.