First of all I'll be honest, I did use a boat this weekend. That is if you call a leaky 10 ft rectangular piece of metal a boat. The goal of my day trip was to catch largemouth on my 5wt fly rod. I only had one fly on hand (black wooly booger) so I did my best to make it work. The beauty of using a fly setup for these bass is that it's very effective on these lockjaw winter bass. All I did was let the fly sit suspended around cover and twitch it every once in a while. The result was 7 bass in a matter of a couple hours. None were anything to write home about, but tons of fun nonetheless. Plus a 1 pound bass on a small fly setup with a very light tippet is plenty strong enough to give you a good fight. Next time I'll be more prepared with more flies to try, but my little wooly booger worked just fine for this trip.