Nicest and strongest brown yet..

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Nicest and strongest brown yet..

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:32 pm

I just returned from a wonderful trip in the Sierras where I got to spend some time fishing with one of the early tenkara adopters, Mr. Jeff Kreager. I had a terrific time with him and his sons. I wanted to quickly share a couple of pictures and may elaborate more on it later.
Yesterday I landed my nicest fish on tenkara so far, a fat and strong 16" brown that leaped once and held its position for a long time with my rod bent halfway while I tried to pry it out from under the waterfalls. I was using the 13' Ayu, 5:5. Even though I have caught some very large fish when living in Brazil, and salmon off the coast here, this was absolutely the fight of a lifetime.
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Re: Nicest and strongest brown yet..

Postby ConorUK » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:10 pm

what a great looking fish, the spots are huge and so many of them, and the river looks really wild, it would be extremely rare to get a big wild brownie like that in a comparable upland stream in the UK. What a great experience, and its even sunny there :lol:
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Re: Nicest and strongest brown yet..

Postby CM_Stewart » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:25 pm

Nice fish!

See, you don't have to target big fish. If they're in the stream, you're going to catch one from time to time.

I can definitely believe it was the fight of a lifetime.

Gets the adrenaline pumping, doesn't it?
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Re: Nicest and strongest brown yet..

Postby rsetina » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:01 pm

Beautiful Fish! We just purchased our Tenkara Rods this morning and we can't wait to get them on the water. My wife and I love the Eastern Sierras and can't wait to use them there.

My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: Nicest and strongest brown yet..

Postby jeffkreager » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:02 pm

It was a good day Daniel. You showed us boys from Ohio how to fish!
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Re: Nicest and strongest brown yet..

Postby rvrgzr » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:18 am

Looks like you had a very exciting time. And nice photos. Thanks.
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