Tenkara vs. Fly Fishing
by Jimi Fly
It's no contest.
There is no question.
If you are using a fly, it is fly fishing........even if you're dapping or high sticking. If you're using bait, it's bait fishing..........even if its a fly rod or a tenkara rod or a tanago rod. Bait fishing is bait fishing regardless of the rod you are using and in turn fly fishing is fly fishing even if you are using a giant Walmart crappie pole and simply dapping. If you are using bait or a fly and no pole it is hand line fishing. If you are using an actual dead or alive fly on any kind of pole then I will assume you are using bait thereby you are bait fishing. I am a fly fisherman even when I am using a 7 foot rod because I tied that fly that is going to catch those fish.
If you are using a hook with nothing on it, well that is a whole different debate.
P.S. If you are using a Blue Fly well then you must know Chris and I bet you are catching fish!
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.