TenkaraBum Challenge - Red Shiner
by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
Stopped by the Blue River on the way home from work. The Blue is usually pretty murky and slow. Not good for sight fishing. Found these in a slow riffle where I could see in the shallow water. The whole school would swarm the fly. I'd wait a bit and raise the line. Sometimes there'd be a fish.
“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