Quick and easy!
Having a Tenkara rod always set up in the car is too easy! Everybody should have one. Stopped off at the Alyn on the way home from work. The rod had already been left set up with two weighted nymphs after my trip to my brother's on Monday. (A note worth making: The EZ Keepers that are sold to the UK by Chris at TenkaraBum are one of the best investments I have made to go with the rod, for me a must have!)
After some rain at the beginning of the week the river looked a lot better, water clear and less mess on the bottom.
Started fishing a run below a small stone weir, fishing the nymphs up and across the current. A small grayling, and I mean small, just a bit bigger than the fly flew out when I went to cast! Just hooked in the scissors, fish are greedy! Another brown, about 6", also took part in this party.
Moved downstream to another shallow run into fast water feeding a deep pool. On the third cast the tip indicator of the furled leader shot downstream with the bend in the rod following it. After a good fight a very nice size brown trout came to hand, a quick few photos and then released.
Changed to a small dry to finish and managed one more trout in a fast run. In all I was only on the river fishing for about 30 minutes, that included setting up and packing away, that's what tenkara is all about.
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.