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    New Mexico Bluegill II - New Lesson Learned

    Learned something new while fishing for Bluegill with a Tenkara Rod.

    After I would cast out a floating fly (Itsabug -...
  2. I don't know if you tie your own flies, but here...

    I don't know if you tie your own flies, but here are my top producers:

    Bluegill Itsabug #14
    Legs - Black Fine Rubber Legs
    Underbody: Black Fine/small Chenille
    Overbody: 2mm Black Closed Cell...
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    New Mexico Bluegill

    11' Tenkara USA tapered nylon line (Orange)
    12' Tenkara USA Iwana
    2' of 5X Tippet (Fluorocarbon)
    Flies:
    Itsabug...
  4. Thread: What one fly?

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    I've been taking a lot of fish on a Brown Caddis...

    I've been taking a lot of fish on a Brown Caddis Emerger (basically a Bead Head Pheasant Tail with a gray Krystal Dub collar):
    http://www.charlesmeck.com/a20030800.html

    I don't know why it is...
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    Here is what I've used: Rods 1. Tenkara...

    Here is what I've used:


    Rods
    1. Tenkara USA Amago Rod 13.5 ft (made for bigger fish 18 in. and above)
    2. Tenkara USA Iwana Rod 12 ft


    Line
    1. River: Tenkara USA 3.5 Level Pink...
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    When my son was 6 years old, he won a Cabela's...

    When my son was 6 years old, he won a Cabela's outfit (8', 4 wt, 4 piece).

    He is 16 now and still uses the same outfit. Here is a picture of him with a 26" Rainbow from a San Juan River trip last...
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    Here are a couple of Bluegill I caught using a...

    Here are a couple of Bluegill I caught using a Tenkara Rod in a weedy pond (I caught around 20 that day):

    15073 15074

    I was using a Tenkara USA Iwana, 9 ft Level Line (3.5), 3 ft 5X Tippet and...
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    I have used a Tenkara rod from shore for Bluegill...

    I have used a Tenkara rod from shore for Bluegill in our local pond. It is deadly!

    When I'm around overhanging trees or bushes, I use a Bow & Arrow cast with the Tenkara rod. It makes just the...
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    I've watched Kelly Galloup's video on the Drop...

    I've watched Kelly Galloup's video on the Drop Shot method. I have also listened to George Daniel (at a conclave) talk about the same type of rig - split shot on the bottom of the rig. He never...
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    I use different indicators for different...

    I use different indicators for different situations:

    a. For Small Stream or shallow water on bigger rivers, I use a Dry Fly and Dropper setup. An example would be a size 12 Adams and size 14 Bead...
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    Expanding on what johnstoeckel and Rever said -...

    Expanding on what johnstoeckel and Rever said - At the New Mexico Trout Conclave this past Feb., George Daniels recommended using a 3-inch Nite Ize Gear Tie...
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    Try Andy Kim's rigs -...

    Try Andy Kim's rigs - http://www.fly-fish.com/seminar.html

    Note, the flies are connected eye to eye with a piece of 12-inch tippet.

    Vinny
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    heelerdog, What size and style of hook are you...

    heelerdog,

    What size and style of hook are you using?

    Also, what size and kind of tippet (i.e. monofilament or fluorocarbon) are you using?

    Thanks

    Vinny
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    larryg, What kind of fish are you going after?...

    larryg,

    What kind of fish are you going after?

    Thanks

    Vinny
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    larryg, I have been successful with a Dry /...

    larryg,

    I have been successful with a Dry / Dropper rig (http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=5243) with a Tenkara rod.

    Dry Flies
    #12-#14 Parachute Adams...
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    herefishy, Would that rod maker be Mark S.? ...

    herefishy,

    Would that rod maker be Mark S.?

    Thanks

    Vinny
  17. Thread: Uh oh...

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    It's good to see there are still people out there...

    It's good to see there are still people out there like that man.

    Sort of sad to see old fishing holes closed to the public. Seems like we are getting closer to losing public water where we either...
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    Tenkara Experience with Bluegill

    I've posted this on other forums, but thought I would share this with all of you.

    I've been using a Tenkara Rod to catch Bluegill this past year, and have had great success. The average length of...
  19. Thread: What weight?

    by Vinny
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    I always recommend the Cabela's Three Forks Fly...

    I always recommend the Cabela's Three Forks Fly Rod, 7"6", 3 WT, 3 piece.
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Three-Forks-Fly-Rods/734547.uts

    Vinny
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    Trout4, One more thing that might make a...

    Trout4,

    One more thing that might make a difference with break-offs. I use the Non-Slip Knot for attaching line to the dry fly (see below) and a Davy Knot...
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    Trout4, I have not fished the Madison, but...

    Trout4,

    I have not fished the Madison, but from some of the Madison River videos, it looks a lot faster flowing than the San Juan River. There are some fast areas on the San Juan, but I have not...
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    So far, I use 3 different types of strike...

    So far, I use 3 different types of strike Indicators

    1. New Zealand (NZ) Strike Indicator system
    2. Dry and Dropper system
    3. Yarn Slip Knot System

    I've used the NZ Strike Indicator system...
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    TenkaraBum, Very good suggestion. I did do...

    TenkaraBum,

    Very good suggestion. I did do this at times and noticed I would get a good float. Sometimes it would do well and another times it didn't. I bet it was the difference between the...
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    Tenkara Experience on the San Juan River

    I've posted this on other forums, but I thought I would share this with all of you.

    I've been using Tenkara Rod on the San Juan River (Tailwater below Navajo Dam in New Mexico) this past year, and...
  25. Thread: San Juan NM

    by Vinny
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    NoLuck, I was on the San Juan River 2 weeks...

    NoLuck,

    I was on the San Juan River 2 weeks ago and will probably be there again in 2-3 weeks.

    We did well with #20 Red Larva, #12 Dead Chickens and size #26 Black midges (Yong Special / UFO /...
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