Post By: tracks Posted: 9/25/2012 11:40:21 AM Points: 65
I like to catch fish, I most like to catch fish on a fly rod, and that because it's mighty exciting to me. On the other hand I only know a few knots and at best I can cast 40 feet or so, so I'm not that deep into flyfishing (I own many spin cast and baitcast rods too) Anyway I caught wind of this Japanese Tenkara type of flyfishing, it seems to be fun and challenging. Anyone into it?
Wanted to do it for a while. Not sure I have the time or patience for fly fishing. I've tried, but honestly it takes a lot more effort than spin fishing. Tenkara seems like a compromise between the two. More simplistic. I don't see many people doing it though. I did see someone the other night, but it was getting late and I didn't get a chance to talk to him.
Reply by: spicyhombre Posted: 9/26/2012 12:33:26 AM Points: 194
I am also interested in Tenkara. I posted about it recently/ [log in for link] Dangly had good advise as to trying it out on the cheap. I bought a Crappie Pole (sports authority has them 75% off right now at 52nd and wads location), and gave it a go. I haven't tried it on a river or creek yet but enjoyed catching some gills in some ponds. Some day I hope to buy a actual Tenkara rod. It seems like a great way to hike and fish.
Reply by: tracks Posted: 9/26/2012 7:31:06 AM Points: 65
Cool! That's a great conversation. I like the idea about the crappie pole.
When I fish in little creeks I'll use a really light spin caster with a dry fly on the end and about 10 feet of line to sort of do Tenkara (before I knew of it) Of recent the bass fishing I've been doing is all topwater and I rarely cast more than 20 feet. That got me thinking and somehow I stubled across this Tenkara thing. It would be pretty exciting with a 3-4 pound LMB on!!