TenkaraBum Challenge - Common Carp
by Alan Luecke
(kansas City, MO)
After many frustrating sessions of spooky fish and broken tippets (don't want to talk about the rod), I got a carp this morning. Small muddy pond. Dropped the fly into a mud cloud and waited. When I slowly raised the rod the line went straight and I set the hook. The rod (Kiyose 43MF) did the work after that.
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.