Do you think a light or medium light spinning rod is better for small river smallies?
I fish the Little Miami River in southwest Ohio, a small narrow river about 3-5 ft deep on average with some pretty average sized smallmouth. I’ve hooked into some big ones for sure, but on average they are pretty midsized. I have been using a medium light 6’ st croix premier fast action spinning rod and my dummy just shut my trunk with it leaning inside it, snapped right in two. Thinking of switching to a light version of the same rod, what do you think is better? Should I stick w st croix? I have a shimano real that is amazing, incredibly smooth love it. I just wonder if I wouldn’t feel the fight more with a light rod vs med light, I guess my only concern would be getting snagged. Thanks!