I'm a little late jumping in here, But those are great pics troutman. I spent about 10 years floating rivers in central VA chasing smallmouth with spinning tackle. I was considering giving the long rod a try when I moved back to NE TN. When I moved back I tried the fly rod and have only touched spinning tackle when on the lake with some of my bass buddies. I really need to get on the river and try the smallmouth with a fly rod. Your pictures remind me that those fish can be a lot of fun.