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Windy Oklahoma

by Okieflier
(Mustang, OK)

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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Jan 19, 2015
Float fishing on windy days
by: Paul Arnold

It sounds as if you may have been lake fishing, and a weighted fly like a Killer Bug (or Killer Bugger) beneath a float on a windy day makes for some real action in the fly because waves on the surface translate into a lot of up & down movement below.

Jan 19, 2015
Not alone
by: JoeGo

Pleased to see I am not the only Tenkara fisherman in OK. Hardly ever a calm day here. :)

Jan 19, 2015
by: Levi Cain

I agree there are not many days where the wind isn't blowing here in Oklahoma. And you wouldn't think it would be possible to tenkara fly fish in 20+ mph winds but tenkara rods are pretty impressive. I like to think about the technique you have to use to tenkara fly fish OK as the wind technique. Because the way I use my rod in OK is not the same as when I used it in NC or even AZ.

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