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Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-22-2014, 07:35 PM
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Second day out with new rod

Well, I guess for me tenkara fishing is a lot like skiing. The first day trying it nothing seems to go right and you wonder if you'll ever get the hang of it. After sleeping on it and thinking about...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 11-21-2014, 02:22 PM
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Little Patuxent in the winter

I was wondering if anyone does much fishing in the Little Patuxent around the Savage Mill area in the winter? As it's not a tailwater such as the Gunpowder is the water warm enough in the winter to...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
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Re: First day out with new rod

I've heard about the furled line being easier to cast but I've also heard it's more difficult to keep off of the water because of its weight. I've also heard that if you're having issues casting a...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-16-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By spinsheet
Re: First day out with new rod

I've yet to even look at the Keiryu rods. I think I see another rod soon to me in my collection...

How would those rods do fishing clousers and the like for smallies on bigger rivers? Seems like...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By spinsheet
Re: First day out with new rod

Not sure I'll ever sell all my other western gear, I still want to take on the smallies in the Potomac and hit the occasional bass pond but I do think tenkara might turn into my main style of fly...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-16-2014, 06:02 PM
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Re: First day out with new rod

I was fishing a size 18 CDC caddis and I also tried a size 12 wet hackle tenkara fly. I'm sure it was me and not the fly. I just need to slow down a bit I'm sure. I've probably got some western style...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By spinsheet
First day out with new rod

I finally got out today and tried out my new rod. Reality did not quite match expectations but expectations were probably a lot higher than they should have been. I do that a lot.

Had some...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By spinsheet
Tenkara or western flies?

Just wondering how many of you are using tenkara flies when you use a tenkara rod. Has your choice of rod influenced your choice of flies or do you still use the same flies you did with your western...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By spinsheet
Tenkara rod just showed up, now some questions.

My new Tenkara Nissin 360 just showed up today and I can't keep my hands off of it. The first thing that struck me was the weight, or I should say the lack of it. I weighed it on my kitchen scale and...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
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Re: Is tenkara replacing your western style fly fishing?

@eastfly66,

I assume by your comment that you have no interest in tenkara? If so, did you try it and not like it? Just curious.
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
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Re: Is tenkara replacing your western style fly fishing?

Thanks for all the thoughts on this. I've been fly fishing for about three years now and just ordered my first tenkara rod so I've yet to use one.

I got it mainly because I love bike riding on the...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By spinsheet
Is tenkara replacing your western style fly fishing?

I imagine that most here on this forum started off with western style fly fishing before getting into tenkara. I'm wondering, now that you've tried tenkara, what percentage of your fly fishing is...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Nissin or Iwana?

I went ahead and ordered the Nissin from TenkaraBum. I also ordered the fly tying DVD as I enjoy tying my own flies.

I did email Chris with some questions and he was very quick to get back to me...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Nissin or Iwana?

I'm seriously tending toward the Nissin simply because it's made in Japan and not China. If you have one, where did you get it? I was wondering if anyone here has dealt with TenkaraBum, and if so,...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-04-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Nissin or Iwana?

I noticed that these tenkara rods don't seem to have reel seats. What's up with that?? No biggie, I have plenty of duct tape on hand.
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By spinsheet
Nissin or Iwana?

I'm looking into getting my first Tankara rod and I've narrowed it down to one of two starter packages. One is the Nissin Starter (http://www.tenkarabum.com/nissin-tenkara-starter-kit.html) kit from...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
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Re: Issue with larger flys

Based on all of the great information here I'm considering getting another Greys combo, a 9', 8w to go with my current 9', 5w. I would prefer not to have to continually replace my leader each time I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Issue with larger flys

Thanks for the informative responses. It looks like a heavier fly rod is in my near future. The wife will be so pleased... :)

I'm guessing that an 8# would be the best weight. Not sure about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By spinsheet
Issue with larger flys

I have a 9' 5# rod with a 9.5 foot leader and 5# tippet. I have little issue casting smaller trout flies like an adams, whooly bugger, etc. I tied a spun deer hair Dalburg Diver on a size 6 hook and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By spinsheet
The Gunpowder River in Maryland

I decided to put my (lack of) fly fishing skills to the test and headed up to the Gunpowder last Saturday (April 26). I got in on Upper Glencoe Road and proceeded to immediately not catch fish. I was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,219
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

I do stand corrected, my reel is a 5000D, not a 5000C. It is basically a direct drive reel, in order to let the fish take line you must allow the handle to turn backwards. It will not pay out line...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,219
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

I can assure you that my 5000C has no drag. It's basically a free spinning reel, you can spin it forward or backward and that's the only way to allow line off the reel, with the exception of actually...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,219
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

I guess I'm confused again :(

You say to get the fish on the reel because the reel's drag is better than I am. But I can't see how my drag will come into play unless I actually let go of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,219
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

Right now I'm going to hit some farm ponds. Bluegill, a Largemouth Bass if I'm lucky (2 - 3# max I would guess). Going to MI to trout fish in the Manistee in June, no ideal what to expect there.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,219
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

That was another question that I had! When do you reel in a fish and when do you just pull in the stripped line? I guess it's all a matter of the size of the fish and personal preference?
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