First trip with Tenkara on The R.Alyn, North Wales

by Ian Robertson
(Newton_le-Willows,England )

Got my new rod, a 12ft Iwana and had a great day on my first trip. I soon got used to casting but our river is a bit overgrown as it does at the backend. I still fished small Tenkara type spider flies and a caught lot of fish. The presentation is so much better than with a normal fly rod I caught in places that I haven't before? I can't wait to get to the other river I fish which is the R. Calder. It is more upland and rougher. It flows from the Pennines and our beats are near the headwaters. Lots of pocket water where I have some success but expect to improve.

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Sep 03, 2011
New rod / Pocket water
by: TenkaraBum

Nicely done on your first tenkara outing. So many people have the same reaction - it takes only a short time to get used to the rod and soon you are catching more fish than before, often in places you've never been able to.

I'm pretty sure you'll find that tenkara is an ideal way to fish pocket water. Should be fun.

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