Good for you, but I bet you couldn't keep the same fish off of a size 18 as well. Of course, what you consider "can't keep them off", and what others might consider "can't keep them off", may be entirely different.
Originally Posted by Waterborn
Sure they will hit smaller flies, but why fight with them if you don't have to? From my own personal experiences, landing fish larger then 16" on tiny little flies is an iffy proposition, and I prefer to have as large a piece of steel as possible connecting me to the fish. Not to mention that there is NO reason, to ever go smaller on the Clinch. I do not EVER recall a single time when I left the river wishing I had something smaller to fish then an 18, not one time.