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Old 01-06-2010, 02:47 PM
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Default Tenkara anyone?

I stumbled across this site today and thought that it looks interesting. It's like ultralight to the extreme. I was wondering if anyone has tried this and what their thoughts were on it.

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Yup. I put a report/review up this summer that you should find if you search.

Depending on which rod you get, its really not that "ultra" light. I was throwing size foam ants and small Clousers on mine just fine. I'll be using it for trout for the first time in the next month.
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Default Re: Tenkara anyone?

Thanks Cliff. I have been kicking around the idea of getting a 2 or 3 wt rod for panfishing, but I might go this route. Seems like a neat way to get a good fight out of a smaller fish.
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Default Re: Tenkara anyone?

Oh, I would definitely put it in the ultralight category. Consider that the tenkara line weighs less than half what a 000 fly line weighs, adjusted for length.

And while you can cast panfish poppers, foam flies and small clousers, the casting is so much smoother and sweeter with a small unweighted fly.

Ant, it's a great way to get a good fight out of a bluegill or crappie, and you'll surprised at the fight you'll get when hook into a bass rather than a bluegill.
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