My son and I went out twice in the last two days using our Tenkara rods in the Oklahoma wind. Yesterday it was gusting to 20 mph and today it was a little brisker at 25 mph. I was using my Fountainhead Caddis and my son was using his new Tenkara USA SATO rod. We were using one of Riggs floating lines and one home made floating line I had built. Both lines are level and about 12 feet long with 3 feet of tippet material attached. The temperatures were from 50 to 70 degrees both days. We switched the lines between the poles each day. We used killer bugs under an indicator and we both were successful in catching small bluegill at our local Oklahoma City pond. Obviously the challenge was casting in the windy and gusty conditions. We really had no significant problems. We tried not casting directly into the wind but still was able to fish without difficulties. My home made floating line is made from .027 inch regulator level fly line. It floats okay and cast good.
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"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
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The hooks are sharp.
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The fish are slippery when wet.
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