Re: tenkara questions
Probably not a good idea to try fishing a semi-collapsed rod. It wouldn't be very pleasant to fish.
Line length is readily adjustable. Choice of lines pretty much comes down to personal preference. There are two major schools of thought, a tapered furled line and single strand length of level flourocarbon. One advantage for using flourocarbon is that if you carry along a spool, it's quick and easy to cut off a length to suit your current conditions. There are other considerations regarding choice of line, but for the situation you described, flourocarbon would provide a very suitable solution.
The other option, and terminology gets in the way here, is to adjust the length of the leader you are using in conjunction with a furled line. (Note: alot of folks do refer to the main line as the leader, but alot of folks who use a furled line attach an actual leader between the furled line and the tippet, it gets confusing.) So one could use a longer leader on a furled line to extend one's reach in open conditions, and cut down or eliminate the leader when fishing the tight stuff.
One thing I should say here, it's important to understand that if you are going to be fishing in places where you will be getting frequently snagged, you can't lean back on the rod until something breaks to free a snag. You really need to collapse the rod, and pull directly on the line. It only takes a few seconds to do this, but I imagine it could get old after a while.
Last edited by pszy22; 04-04-2013 at 05:34 AM.