Tenkara Fishing

by Okieflier
(Mustang, OK)

Found a new way to have fun with my Fountainhead 12' Tenkara rod. I had set up an Elk Hair Caddis and a Pheasant Tail nymph about 18" below it on a 14' line and started fishing at a local pond for bluegill. I was catching bluegills on both flies but on one occasion I let the bluegill take the Elk Hair Caddis and run around with it a little bit. Before you know it I had two bluegills hooked, one on the caddis and one on the pheasant tail. The crazy little bluegills would chase the bottom fly whenever the top fly was taken first. I had several double hook ups that afternoon. It seemed to work only if the top fly was taken first. Great fun with my $60 Tenkara rod. I'd recommend it to anyone and especially to introducing young folks to fly fishing.

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