Hooked on Tenkara

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Hooked on Tenkara

Postby cgjenkins » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:57 pm

I received my new Tenkara rod a couple off weeks ago. I planned on trying it out on a week long trip to the Taylor river between Gunnison and Crested Butte Co. When I got one the river the first day I talked to a couple a guys who had been fishing for a few hours, and asked them how they were doing. They said that they would be doing well if they could catch some fish. Their comments did not bode well for the trip, but I pulled out my Tenkara rod (having never used it before), and started fishing. After my third or fourth cast I caught my first fist, a 14 inch brown trout. This set the stage for the rest of the trip. I havee to say that I have had better days on the river, but I was very happy with my results. I also fished exclusively with my Tenkara rod. I am hooked, and can't wait to get out again. Thanks TenkaraUSA for my new passion.
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Re: Hooked on Tenkara

Postby wrknapp » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:55 am

Welcome and thanks for the report. Which rod did you get?

"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee" Is 43:2a "I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble" Jer 31:9b
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Re: Hooked on Tenkara

Postby cgjenkins » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:49 pm

I got the 12ft IWANA 6:4, and I love. I'm a gear hound anyway, but I find myself wanting to get other rods for different situations.
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Re: Hooked on Tenkara

Postby rsetina » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:03 pm

Welcome to the addiction. ;) Fortunately there's no cure for what you've contracted, but who would want a cure for this anyway.

Congratulations on catching fish on your first outing. A 14 inch brown must have given you a good bend in your Iwana. Nice!

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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