Tenkara in Mexico

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Tenkara in Mexico

Postby daryl martens » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:44 pm

here are some pics from a recent trip to the yukatan peninsula. fished the beach in front of our resort using #10 clouser minnows and #12 shrimp flies.
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Re: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby daryl martens » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:46 pm

this was my best fish of the week, a small bonefish.
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Re: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby rsetina » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:24 pm

Very nice! Great looking fish too! What was your set up? I fish the surf here in So. Ca. and would love to try a tenkara rod there. Thinking about it, I would guess you wouldn't spook the fish with a tenkara rod like you would with a western rods fly line.
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テンカラ。小さなストリームのシンプルさ。
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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: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby daryl martens » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:28 pm

i fish a 13' ayu, 10'6" line & 6-10' of 5x. i tie on a #10 clouser minnow as a point fly and a small shrimp pattern as a dropper. with tenkara rods you can fish 2 flies all day without tangling.
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Re: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby wrknapp » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:14 pm

I'm really jealous. I spent the day shoveling snow, and I do mean the whole day. Great job on some nice fish.

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Re: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby CM_Stewart » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:57 am

Bonefish? BONEFISH?

And here I've been telling everyone that you don't need a reel unless you were fishing for something like steelhead or BONEFISH!

If you start catching steelhead I GIVE UP!



Nice catch, though.
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Re: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby pszy22 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:27 am

Daryl,

Wow, I gotta think that is the first ever bonefish caught via Tenkara. You need to register it as a new world record for the fixed line category.

Chris,
I bet a number of steelhead have already been caught using Tenkara. Granted, mostly parr/smolts. I may have caught a small jack drop back last summer. It's hard to tell the the smaller lake run fish from the larger resident trout. However, all in all, point well taken.
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Re: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby rsetina » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:00 pm

Thanks for the information Daryl. The next time I head to the surf my friends will think I'm crazy but I'm willing to give it a try. I'll use my Yamame for it's backbone.
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テンカラ。小さなストリームのシンプルさ。
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: Tenkara in Mexico

Postby rvrgzr » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:37 am

Good catch with that bone. Wish you had that fight on video.
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