Tenkara in a warm water enviroment
(FT worth , TX)
I know there are a few people here that are from Texas. Now here there are no real high gradient streams at least in my part of Texas, but there are plenty of ponds and creeks around. I use my tenkara rod pretty much wherever I go but I use it different than what others would. I find that I slap down quite a bit of line and keep my rod tip down a lot. If I don't the wind will pull my fly pretty fast and not allow the fly to stay at the depth I want it. Looking for suggestions because I do find keeping my rod tip up helps with hook ups but that ever present wind plays havoc with me. That and length of cast especially on ponds. Also when fishing ponds how do you retrieve your fly? Curious to here some personal anecdotes form some fellow warm water tenkara fishermen.
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