I had a good client out last Friday for his first time fly fishing. He has been out with me before chasing stripers with spinning gear but decided to give this addiction called fly fishing a try. He did great picked up casting as fast I have ever seen before. The smallmouth bass fishing is getting hit or miss with the cooler weather. Most of the bass have moved to deeper water with a few hanging out near the banks and shallow water structure. Not seeing much change in the forecast I would say this is the end for topwater flies for 2012.