TenkaraBum Challenge - Brook Trout
by ERiK Ostrander
(Salt Lake City)
I took on your black yarn challenge during my last backpacking trip. I caught brook trout and grayling. It was deadly on the brook trout. I'd just toss the fly out there with a furled line on a Daiwa SF and walk up and down the bank, gently twitching the rod tip until the fly got attacked.
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