Most fish caught - personal best from day 1!
(FT Hood TX)
Tax return season. Love it. This year I bought a Rhodo starter kit from Tenkara USA. Yesterday was my fist time using. Taking my daughter to work I stopped to try it out on the way home. What a blast! I caught 10 fish, all pan fish. 8 were about 2 1/2 in. long and 2 were 5-6ish, and another half dozen that slipped off the hook before I could land 'em. Best part was the location... in a creek running through a shopping plaza! mostly shallows with a few pools no more the 4 ft deep. Here I am, surounded by cars driving by, Walmart, Lowes, restraunts, and fast food casting away as I worked up stream for about a quarter mile. One guy came down to ask if I was really fishing or just practicing. I laughed and took the opportunity to share this new joy with him. Never have I had this much fun fishing. It's alsways been about enjoying the peace and quiet with lots of idle time to mull over anything, and if I could come home with something; cool. This. THIS was fun and exciting! I spent the rest of the night showing videos to the wife and talking how much she would enjoy this style of fishing. After yesterday, why would I fish any other way?
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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.
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