Tenkara grayling in the UK
by Dave Southall
(Driffield, East Yorkshire, UK)
I bought my first Tenkara rod, a 12' Iwana in late November 2010, just as we started with the worst winter in over 30 years. My first 2 sessions were on a small stream in north east Yorkshire. The temperature was 10 degrees F, but no bother since there were no rod rings to freeze up & I could wear gloves since I had no line to manage. A size 14 scud tied with UV shrimp pink ice dub accounted for 8 grayling to 11" and a couple of out of season brown trout to 18". I was sold on the technique.
Walk softly and carry a long stick. - Teddy Roosevelt (almost)
“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.