Horse hair fly lines are the best ones
I recently came to Tenkara style and after having tested some standard Tenkara lines, I came to the horse hair lines proposed by TenkaraBum.
I discovered a line incredibly well adapted to my Ayu 13'. The cast is very easy and smooth.
The line is stronger than I thought. I even caught a nice chub (rather fighting) from a place where I had no possibility to land it. I decided to try to break the line and making a quick move with the rod, the tippet broke at the level of the last section I made in 12/100mm (6X) of very good nylon but the horse hair did not break.
The service offered by Chris is also great and now he even offers a kit to make or repair the horse hair lines.
No come back to standard Tenkara lines is possible!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
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