Happy New Year
by Terry Farmer
I started 2016 at our local Catch and Release pond. Brrrrr, 25 degrees and wind! The first fish broke my 5x tippet. I landed the next one, a nice 19" Rainbow. My Tenkara Bum 36 handled it with ease. 12' of 2.5 LL, 5' 5x tippet and a gold ribbed hares ear tied on a #12 wide eye hook. I really, really like the new TB36. The balance, action, strength, versatility and weight are right up my alley. It casts dries, nymphs (weighted and unweighted) with equal ease and I don't have to worry about hooking a bruiser from time to time. Happy New Year All!
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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma