First time Tenkara newbie
by Robert Rotolo
I purchased the Kurenai HM33R. After attaching level line, tippet, some fly I had for years, went to a local pond to try it out. I was catching sunfish and bluegills with every cast. So off to the local trout stream, after several casts, a trout took the fly, I was not ready and did not react quickly enough, so Monster fish in question spit it out.
Now I need to practice getting my response time down.
Any way, it was a ball.
The rod was so light it was a pleasure casting sideways, to avoid overhanging fly eating trees.
Walk softly and carry a long stick. - Teddy Roosevelt (almost)
Tenkara has no strict rules. Enjoy tenkara in your own way.
- Eiji Yamakawa
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.