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TenkaraBum Challenge - Red Shiner

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

Red Shiner

Red Shiner

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.

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Aug 27, 2014
When they swarm
by: Chris Stewart

Next time you see that happening, cast and IMMEDIATELY tighten the line. One of them will have the fly as soon as it hits the water and before you can react. If you wait a bit you are catching the fifth or sixth fish to hit it.

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