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  1. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: I'm with Bamboozle on line length, when I'm...

    I'm with Bamboozle on line length, when I'm fishing a still water lake or pond from shore, I also like to fish a 25-30' line. Just personal preference, but I like the extra range.
  2. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Don't say I didn't warn you guys and gals, it's...

    Don't say I didn't warn you guys and gals, it's habit forming. Try it once or twice and you'll be hooked.

    When fixed-length-line fly fishing was first being discussed in the U.S. a few seasons...
  3. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Casey, That's a very good point. When fishing...

    Casey,

    That's a very good point. When fishing with a fixed-length-line system, it's a "fixed system". There is no give. Apply enough pressure, and something is going to sooner or later fail....
  4. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Tenkara and sunfish (including bass) go together...

    Tenkara and sunfish (including bass) go together like beer and pizza.
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    Sticky: Of course if you are fishing in tight conditions,...

    Of course if you are fishing in tight conditions, that free hand comes into play to make a bow and arrow/slingshot cast. And if all goes according to plan, the oft hand is kept busy doing "the...
  6. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Beware, you will find it addictive! More fun...

    Beware, you will find it addictive! More fun while catching more fish.

    It's funny, that was my first impression, what do I do with my free hand?
  7. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Sounds like you had a great first time out. I...

    Sounds like you had a great first time out.

    I do have some fish come off when I grab the line, but since I fish c&R, I view that as an advantage.

    Regarding your shoulder, when I first started,...
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    Sticky: I'm not sure how well the tip top/guides would...

    I'm not sure how well the tip top/guides would work out on a Tenkara Rod. The top most 4 or 5 sections very flexible, the rods bend in quite an extreme arc when under load, they may not be able to...
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    Sticky: John, I'm envious of your ability to take...

    John,

    I'm envious of your ability to take self portrait fish pictures. Unfortunately for me, this is how most of mine come out looking -


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    That's not a staged picture, a couple...
  10. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: I agree that a good furled line does almost cast...

    I agree that a good furled line does almost cast itself. You shouldn't have any problem casting one with your bare hands, having a 11 or 12 foot lever makes it pretty effortless. Fishing some other...
  11. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: If you tend to fish that way pretty consistently...

    If you tend to fish that way pretty consistently thru the course of a day, you might want to go with a right angle set up. Attach your indicator to the end of your tenkara line (or perhaps a single...
  12. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Regarding fishing weighted nymphs/indicators. I...

    Regarding fishing weighted nymphs/indicators. I think you have three ways to go. If the weight and wind resistance is minimal, you should be all set with a standard tenkara line/leader/tippet...
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    Sticky: My use of Tenkara is probably different from most...

    My use of Tenkara is probably different from most in that I fish big waters. The waters I fish tend also to be popular and well known. I'm not overly concerned about lining fish. The fish in my...
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    Sticky: Regarding lining fish, just out of curiosity, how...

    Regarding lining fish, just out of curiosity, how long a leader/tippet do y'all usually fish?

    I personally usually fish about a 7' three step single strand leader/tippet on the end of my furled...
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    Sticky: I find a foam donut a very useful accessory to...

    I find a foam donut a very useful accessory to help manage line when storing your rod -

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    Sticky: Watch out, it can become addictive.

    Watch out, it can become addictive.
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    Sticky: Chris is spot on regarding his wisdom about fly...

    Chris is spot on regarding his wisdom about fly selection and manipulation.

    I think the concept of using a generic pattern with a variety of presentations is one of the most over looked advantages...
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    Sticky: Most of the folks I've encountered express...

    Most of the folks I've encountered express interest. Particularly if they had seen the technique in action. It can be very effective.
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    Sticky: John, Regarding the "stringy" stuff in...

    John,

    Regarding the "stringy" stuff in tenkara, I bet alot of folks are going to come up with a bunch of combinations to fit their particular needs and style. As a result of being an old dog, I...
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    Sticky: I've been fishing Tenkara style for the past year...

    I've been fishing Tenkara style for the past year and find it very enjoyable and at least fairly versatile for the waters I fish.

    The main advantage I see to fishing Tenkara style is the total...
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