TenkaraBum Challenge - Brown Trout

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

After leaving the Ouray, Ridgway area in the San Juans my wife and I spent some time in Frisco in Summit County before returning to Kansas City. This little brown was caught in North Tenmile Creek right by the parking lot in the shadow of I-70. I was working the side seams with a size 14 Killer Bugger and my Soyokaze.

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Jul 25, 2014
Big Browns on Kiyose43MF
by: Bob McNair

I am a big fan of Chris Stewart and Tenkara Bum. He has been my primary inspiration for all things Tenkara, both education and gear. The first rod I bought after "eschewing the reel" in 2009, was the Daiwa Enshou LL36SF. Nothing like buying one of the best right from the get go. I have fished many rods since, but this one still feels like butter on the cast and "sings" with a trout on the line. I have landed many trout in the 12"-14" on this rod with great pleasure, and great bend in the rod, but the big browns on my home river, the Gunnison, are a bit much for it, so I explored Tenkara Bum for my new river rod and settled on the Daiwa Kiyose 43MF. Right choice! After 2 trips down river this summer I have hooked several browns in the 20" range and landed several. My latest trip in my Native Watercraft kayak found me latched onto a brown sub-marine that dragged me all over the place before final netting. I un-hooked and un-netted to take a photo, but this muscle bound beast gave a mighty shrug and was gone. Too much fish for a one handed hold. Alas, no picture. Just another fish story, but it was a two fisted monster in the 22"-24" range that any Tenkara angler would be proud of. The Kiyose rocks! Thanks Chris.
My name is Bob, and I'm a Tenkara-holic!

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