TenkaraBum Challenge - Northern Studfish
by Alan Luecke
(kansas City, MO)
After working a size 12 for a while I rigged up my Suntech Kurenai with one of two size 25 Killer Buggers I had tied but put off fishing because they're tiny and I would need shot and I'm lazy.
After discovering that I had left my micro shot at home I disassembled a small fly and tied the bead onto my tippet four or five inches above the fly. My first cast produced this Northern Studfish which I'd never heard of and couldn't ID until I got home.
Welcome to the world of micro fishing.
“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