For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
If you have followed this blog for any length of time you have seen me post many a Tenkara fly. I have always liked the simple style of tying and the use of a very few materials to create fish catchers. My method of presenting Tenkara flies has been with conventional fly fishing gear. I have from time to time thought about purchasing a Tenkara rod but I just thought it may be a bit costly and you all know that once bitten the costs only rise.
I had an encounter on a small stream with a little lady and her dad that finally showed me that taking up Tenkara need not be costly. They introduced me to the "Tiny Tenkara" rod. I went home that day that this was the time to purchase, and the Tiny Tenkara rod was the one. A few days later the rod was at my door. As you can see from the photo it is quite small. Opening it up and extending it to it's 5' length I felt like I had a perfect tool for my little streams. I configured a line, it was a piece of an old floating line I had, a length of tippet and off I went.
It took but a few casts to get the feel of the rod, which I might add is very sensitive and responsive. After a couple of dropped fish I finally hooked my first brookie and brought it to hand.
This has been a very good fly for me. Pretty simple would you agree?
A 5' rod, a section of line, and a fly...wow you talk about simplicity. By the way the rod cost 52.00.