TenkaraBum Challenge - Common Carp
by Alan Luecke
(kansas City, MO)
After many frustrating sessions of spooky fish and broken tippets (don't want to talk about the rod), I got a carp this morning. Small muddy pond. Dropped the fly into a mud cloud and waited. When I slowly raised the rod the line went straight and I set the hook. The rod (Kiyose 43MF) did the work after that.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma