Tenkara withdrawals

by Dean Price
(Northern NSW, Australia)

Juvenile Ox Eye Herring

Juvenile Ox Eye Herring

Down here in Australia at present a closed trout season and closed bass season has the casting arm twitching for some action. The local waterways are still recovering from the worst devastating floods in history, leaving coffee coloured rivers and lakes. I have recently found myself finding solitude catching juvenile ox eye herring off the local weir using size 12 kebari, a Daiwa 53M with size 4.5 level line. Good fun - record 4 in a session.

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"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
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