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Old 10-07-2012, 02:23 PM
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Default Saltwater tenkara

Today I drove an hour down to key biscayne with my kayak loaded in the back. I carries it to the water quickly and began fishing. Today was the day that I could finally test my new alpha II. How I could call this tenkara when I'm using a reel you ask? Well allow me to explain. I began stripping line in order to cast to a nearby barracuda. Everything was fine. No interest so I reel in and sit back down and paddle to another area. I see baitfish busting near another mangrove flat so I paddle over. Stand up and attempt to pull line out but wait. Nothing will come. The reel locked up and it wasn't giving up anything. So I had to improvise. I took the spool out of the reel and began unraveling line. After a few short casts I hookup with and caught a no name fish that was missing half of it's tail because of the bull shark chasing it. Lost story short when your reel fails. Improvise
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:35 PM
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I once forgot my reel on a trip out to a local river. Luckily I had a spare leader in my vest. So I tied it to the tip and a nymph on the other end and used "tenkara" style. I caught a few smaller browns. It was actually pretty fun. I've actually never had a Tenkara rod but I am looking to start it up now.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:00 AM
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You have to be just a bit careful tying a line directly to the tip of a ferruled rod. If a big enough fish comes along and gives you a big enough tug, the rod can separate at the ferrule and it's bye bye rod tip.

That is one of the reasons that tenkara rods are telescoping, they don't come apart with a pull, rather they collapse with a push.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:48 PM
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Ever notice how we humans progress and then regress? I wonder if it's an ingrained part of our d.n.a. I hunted with Wetherbys, now I use a flintlock. I started off with a willow switch now I have anti-reverses reels,guides that lay flat, rods that weigh almost nothing, etc. So whats next? sell it all and get the old pole and line out?
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You have to be just a bit careful tying a line directly to the tip of a ferruled rod. If a big enough fish comes along and gives you a big enough tug, the rod can separate at the ferrule and it's bye bye rod tip.

That is one of the reasons that tenkara rods are telescoping, they don't come apart with a pull, rather they collapse with a push.
Good point. Luckily I rarely catch big fish.
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