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 Post subject: Finally got out
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:08 am • # 1 
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Ignored the chores and headed to the local ditch to try out the rod. It was windy, and the fly I'd chosen was a little too heavy for the line. I switched to the kebari included with the kit, which made things easier, #learningcurve. The line was too short for the area, so I went upstream to where the water is smaller and the fish are a little more eager.

First fish was an 18" gar that flopped off the hook when I got it to the bank. A gator made an appearance, so I went further upstream...

First documented fish!

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Switched to a black "Gurgler Kebari", and

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White works too

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Love the portability, but I've got to figure out how to fish the bigger water with bigger kebari...

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got out
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:57 am • # 2 
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So was this your first time using tenkara? You did well.

In my experience, tenkara starts to fall apart if you use to large a fly, particularly to heavy a fly.

One thing that's not traditional but really expands the experience is to include a tenkara floating line setup in your kit. I have the 18' version from Three Rivers Tenkara and it was worth every penny. Great on ponds. Haven't tried it yet on rivers bit its an easy way to present a wet fly or emerger down and across.


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got out
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 3:36 pm • # 3 
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Knotty wrote:
So was this your first time using tenkara? You did well.

In my experience, tenkara starts to fall apart if you use to large a fly, particularly to heavy a fly.

One thing that's not traditional but really expands the experience is to include a tenkara floating line setup in your kit. I have the 18' version from Three Rivers Tenkara and it was worth every penny. Great on ponds. Haven't tried it yet on rivers bit its an easy way to present a wet fly or emerger down and across.


I can get away with using a beaded nymph, but when it comes to micky finns and buggers, the casting gets a little ugly. It's doable, but ugly. I find that using a bow and arrow cast really helps with the larger flies. I find that the weight won't matter as much if you're bow and arrow casting it, but if you're doing any rollcasting and tenkara casting, good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got out
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:25 pm • # 4 
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Nice fish. What type of sunfish is the last one?


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got out
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:33 pm • # 5 
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softhackle wrote:
Nice fish. What type of sunfish is the last one?


Looks like a warmouth aka rockbass aka frenchie


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got out
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:39 am • # 6 
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^^What he said ^^


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