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Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-23-2013, 08:13 AM
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Views: 1,972
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tenkara? Is it worth a try? Even tho.....

A few years ago I was giving a tenkara presentation at my home Trout Unlimited club. A friend of many years and a third generation fly angler was in attendance. This guy can catch fish in a mud...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 04-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Fountainhead or Tenkara USA

You can fish either brand effectively. I have used both. As far as length, I have fished a 9 foot rod but I have gone back to using my 11-footer for even the tightest stream fishing. I wouldn't...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 04-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Softouch333
Re: tenkara questions

I agree with the experienced voices above, but would add:

1. You'll find you need to adjust length less than you'd think. Tenkara rods can fish very compactly on small brushy streams, with a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tenkara Fishing

There is a definite difference in "feel" between rods and furthermore it may limit the line you use:

5:5---soft "smooth" feel, best rod for level lines, hookset slightly more difficult, wider...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tenkara Fishing

I've fished the Caddis 360 and they are nice. They have a little more fiberglass in them, so they tend to be a tad heavier. But if you want a good buy, I think they are hard to beat.

My favorite...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tenkara Fishing

I have a spotless 12ft 3 weight (IM6) that I'd be glad to sell you ($90 CONUS) if you want to give it try. Author and competitive angler, Jeremy Lucas, is working a lot with this set up. However, it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tenkara Fishing

There are some very good tenkara rods for $50 new, but used ones do come up on forums. Tenkara Bum usually has a few for which he takes no commission. My favorites are the 11-foot Iwana and 13-foot...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Softouch333
Re: seriously thinking about getting into tenkara....

Well, a mostly carbon fiber 11 foot tenkara rod weighs less than 3 ounces and will hold up to a lot of abuse. (Breakage is easily fixed by simply sliding the broken segment out of the grip and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Softouch333
Re: seriously thinking about getting into tenkara....

Landing fish with tenkara, in my experience, has been both simpler and quicker. The angler gains "nose up" control of the fish more quickly as there is no line slack to be reeled and no stripping...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Softouch333
Re: seriously thinking about getting into tenkara....

Your going to enjoy tenkara. There is, of course, the liberating simplicity. But the soft presentation and being able to keep almost all your line off the water, is where it shines as a fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,740
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Rigging up a dropper

For a hopper-dropper, simply slide a hopper up your tippet to the point you want it to float and tie in a clinch knot, by twisting the fly and threading the long tag. Then tie on the point fly,...
Forum: Gear Reviews 08-06-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,614
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tex-kara? aka Tenkara Fishing Comes to Texas

Just back from a week backpacking in the Wind River Mountains. Took my Sage z-axis and my Tenkara Ayu. Got to admit, I used the Tenkara 90% of time. Simpler for bushwhacking and rigging, plenty...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tying fly on tippet???

Frank, thanks for the kind words. Coming from an experience angler like you, that means a lot. I'm passionate about helping beginners and still learning myself and the Fly Fishing Forum is an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tying fly on tippet???

The magnetic threaders work pretty good, but there are two tricks I find helpful, especially on smaller flies. First, on down eye flies face the hook bend or tail "up the trough" so to speak, that is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tying fly on tippet???

Focus can change in one or both eyes above 8000 feet. People who have Radial Keratotomy (before Lasik) are especially prone and can be disabled by the difference. As altitude increases atmospheric...
Forum: Forum Polls 06-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,450
Posted By Softouch333
Re: What knot do you tie your fly on with?

Ok. I tried the Davy bends. None of the overhand knot-Davy combinations worked. I tried a fisherman's (or Lovers), double fisherman's and Davy/Fisherman. All could be slipped before breaking. I guess...
Forum: Forum Polls 06-15-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,450
Posted By Softouch333
Re: What knot do you tie your fly on with?

This is a link to a competitive fly fisherman's discussion of the Davy:
Tying the Davy Knot (http://www.redrockadventure.com/fishing/flyfishing/davy-knot.htm)

There is also a variation of the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,739
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tandem knot set up

Another advantage is that tippet rings are a great way to set up a bounce nymphing rig (a la Larry Tullis), with weight on the point and a nymph dropper.

When you add a dry fly dropper to a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Threading Flies

Joni, I must be doing something wrong. On smaller flies or flies with a crowded eye, I can't get this thing to work. I have taken to using the threader from my c & f box as my eyes get older. Is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Threading Flies

I don't think it matters which direction you thread from with a few exceptions. Davy Wotton, in his video "Wet Fly Ways" insists threading from the bottom on down-turned eyes is necessary for a...
Forum: Other Gear 06-09-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tie-Fast

I always carry one, though I've switched over to Zap-a-gap connections because they're much smoother through the guides. For building leaders I use a double Unis which I tie with a hemostat very...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Softouch333
Re: What flys should this newbie buy?

1. Yellow and chartreuse slider or Sneaky Pete #8, 10
2. Black Wooly Bugger #4, 6
3. Crayfish (natural brown and weighted) #6
4. Gold ribbed hairs ear #12 and small Thing-ma-bobber.

1....
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Amazing natural caster.

Tell him to side arm it a few degrees more and/or keep his rod on plane (thumb strait at the target); his tip is undoubtedly following an oval path if he's whacking himself. Oh yea, remind him to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,545
Posted By Softouch333
Re: What is the best single piece of advice you would give beginners?

"Keep it simple." First time for me was with a borrowed fly rod from a friend who was anxious to fish his own section of stream. He tied on a piece of tippet and gave me a parachute adams. Told me...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-28-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,858
Posted By Softouch333
Re: Tiers: Whip Finish- Tool or Fingers?

Frank: Thanks for the link. This is the best link I've seen for two half hitches and the hand whip. I've always been a fan of Gary Borger's instruction, and now you finally got me to learn a hand...
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