New personal best with a fly rod! This hawg was hanging shallow on a weed line along the dam. Unknowingly, I made a cast right into its lair. As I made my first ...more twitch with my foam spider, I watch it get sipped under. Thinking it was another bluegill tugging on its legs, I try to pull it away but it pulls back! A massive swirl sent weeds shaking and moss flying. In the excitement I missed the hook set and pulled the tiny fly from its lips. I thought I lost my chance at it. Hoping for another shot at glory, I cast again. Fly hits the water, I barely twitch it, again it's gently sipped under. Then it was on! I set the hook and it goes wild. Moss and mud go flying as it tears off for deeper water. The behemoth took me for quite a ride. I swear I saw smoke coming off my fingers as it pulled the fly line through them. We both have it our all but I managed to come out victorious. I have never had a funner, more satisfying catch as this. Now, I'm off to find a bigger bass or a carp!