Fly fishing Tenkara, all about fun!
by Carlos A. Blatt
Well, this is not exatly a story but more of a conclusion on what really matters.
Years ago when I was just entering the fly fishing world I came across the FAOL board and became a member. At that time reading an article from James Castwell I learned that fly fishing, perhaps you could take it very seriously and become a PHD. To get the real thing you should never forget that fly fishing, at its best, is supposed to be fun.
Thank God I've read that. I never became specialized, but I assure you that since then I've got all the fun! Never got worried if a woolly bugger was a decent fly to fish with or if chasing snooks into beach waves was real fly fishing.
Thanks to that reading, when I first heard of tenkara, I jumped into it with no hesitation!
I live by the sea shore, I don't have trout rivers, only mangrove, wind gusts and many lakes. If I was a purist I would probably think: No, this is not a place to go fly fish or whatever... Would never have given tenkara a chance.
Thanks Mr. Castwell.
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