For years before I picked up a fly rod, my favorite spring time fishing was hybrids and white bass fishing in the West and East forks of the Stones river. Fished a floating rapala tied on top of the eye so it would run about 1' deep, and fished it with a jerk type of retrive.
Tried using a 5wt to throw big minnow streamers a couple of years ago, needless to say my casting skills were not up to the task and was in fear of breaking my Trident tls. I came upon a 7wt tls last week that i got for a decent price, so I am going to try again.
Any suggestions on how to minic the rapla action with a fly and what flies have woked for you-all. I love fishing the spring spawning run, just want to change to a fly rod.