TenkaraBum Winter Challenge - 14" Rainbow - 2.5" Bass Size 32 Hooks
by Terry Farmer
Finally got on the board! There's quite a learning curve with size 32 hooks. "Easy Does It" is the rule for tying, hooking and landing fish with these tiny flies. The rainbow is a solid 14" (measured)and caught with my Nissin 380 Honryu. The little Bass is 2.5" and caught with my Nissin 190. This has indeed been quite a challenge. I'm waiting for the mosquito fish to reappear to reduce my smallest entry even further. Good luck to all, we still have a couple of months left!
“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