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Back to Shoal Creek

by Mike Schelp
(Gladstone, MO)

Kansas City has built a lot of paved walking trails, many of them along small creeks. This is where I go tenkara fishing. This is the Shoal Creek Trail from the Maple Woods trail head. About 1/2 mile down the trail is one of the spots where you can easily access the creek. Even though we’ve had a LOT of rain the last three weeks, the water was low and I was able to fish along about 1/2 mile of creek. I was using my Shimotsuke Kiyotaki 18. The line was about 3.5 meters off the heavy end of a Daiwa Tenkara Taper 0.8 - 4.0 go. This is an inexpensive (2 lines for $10) line that is 7 meters long. The Kiyotaki cast the heavy half beautifully! About 4 feet of 7X tippet and assortment of size 18 and 20 killer bugs and Kebari rounded it all out. I caught about 30 fish in two or so hours.

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Sep 12, 2018
Sideways photos
by: Chris Stewart

I know a couple of the photos are sideways. That’s how they were submitted, I am away from home, and do not have time to fix them.

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