Went trout fishing and caught something interesting
by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
The Heart of America Flyfishers had an outing at Roaring River trout park in southwest Missouri. I caught trout and liked it, but that's expected, it's a trout park. I also caught some really neat fish out of the same water. I think my fellow trout anglers where suspicious of my roughfish enthusiasm but too bad, I got two new life listers out of the trip.
The white sucker was in a big pool with lots of stocked trout. I dropped my smallest midge into a group and one sucked it up.
The chub was in a section of big water with many other species. I didn't know they were there till it was on the hook.
I caught three stonerollers in a rapids while also catching trout on a small bead head nymph. You know you are really fishing when you don't know what you've caught till you get home and look it up.
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.