(My) First fish on Tenkara using a blue fly.
(Wheat Ridge, CO)
Blue Butted Bastard
I'm sure there has already been a "First Fish", but I wanted to share this one because it was MY first fish.
I have always wanted to fly fish, but never had the gear. I just got my own tenkara setup very recently and went out today for my first time fishing with it. I was fortunate enough to meet up with three experienced tenkara guys who showed me the ropes.
I tied what I affectionately call the Blue Butted Bastard. It's got a blue butt and is a bastardization of some of the more classic styles of tenkara fly. I left a bit of a segment between the peacock hurl and the taper of the yarn so that it would look more like a thorax on a bee.
Thanks for the blue yarn and for inspiring me to try something new!
“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