Gotta be fun on a fly set up. What weight rod do you like to use if you are just targeting smallmouth? I've got them when using an 8wt while salmon or steelhead fishing so it wasn't as fun as I think it would have been on a 5-6wt, hehe. I like using an ultra light 5-6' rod when spin fishing in my kayak but have noticed I lose more without the backbone of a stiffer rod for a good hookset but when you can keep them on there they are a great fight. So quite often I'll just a 6' med. rod to be able to put my hands on more and the bigger ones still put up a great battle.