TenkaraBum Challenge - Redear Sunfish
by Levi Cain
(Blanchard, OK, USA)
size 16 black killer bugger
I wasn't honestly targeting Redear Sunfish when I caught this guy but was sure happy when I had it in hand and noticed it was actually a Redear sunfish instead of a bluegill, because I was 2 seconds from tossing it right back into the water thinking I had another bluegill.
“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
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma