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Old 11-01-2010, 12:57 PM
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perfect for AZ small stream fishing?

watch the videos.. cool stuff!
http://www.tenkarausa.com/video.php
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:10 PM
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I saw that stuff last year and thought is was cool. Not cool enough to buy the system but a cool version of an old fishing method.
I have a cane pole for the kids with a small fly on it. Done!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:00 PM
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I think the fish in Az small streams are just too spooky for that
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:22 PM
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I think those of us who fish Arizona have a different definition of "small stream" than most

the small streams they showed in the video would be full fledged rivers here
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:29 PM
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those are way to long.
you would lose your whole fly box to the trees...
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:47 PM
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Looks great for some states like mentioned before. But here in AZ big browns in small streams will hide or not hit when the see a rod hanging over the river.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:39 PM
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I do really have a 14 foot cane pole with a tapered leader and long tippet for bluegill. I use an indicator fly with a nymph dropper and the kids love it. Pretty much the same thing as a $150 tonkatruck rod and those pricey flies in a bottle.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:13 AM
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A freind recently fished Tenkara style in a river in CO. He said he had a blast. But, all he caught were fish that did not break the tippet. ALL the fish that were big enough to take his line out to max, which wasn't all that much because he had it tied to the end guide.....Tenkara style, just broke off. Because you have no reel the line is a fixed length. He was fishing the Animas.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:18 AM
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I bought one last spring and have had a ball with it. No big fish, but I have caught up to about 13" on 6x tippet, and lose way fewer flies than I ever did with my 7 1/2' 3 wt. I spent all my summer fishing days on Tonto and Oak Creek and have been catching 3 or 4 times as many fish as I used to.

Here's one from Oak Creek:


You can get less expensive rods here:
http://tenkaraflyfish.webs.com/tenkararods.htm

My dad bought one, and it fishes just as good as my TenkaraUSA rod for about half the price.

I am fishing Bear Flat this Monday afternoon, and will have both rods with me if anyone wants to try it out.

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:17 PM
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I bought one last spring and have had a ball with it. No big fish, but I have caught up to about 13" on 6x tippet, and lose way fewer flies than I ever did with my 7 1/2' 3 wt. I spent all my summer fishing days on Tonto and Oak Creek and have been catching 3 or 4 times as many fish as I used to.

Here's one from Oak Creek:


You can get less expensive rods here:
http://tenkaraflyfish.webs.com/tenkararods.htm

My dad bought one, and it fishes just as good as my TenkaraUSA rod for about half the price.

I am fishing Bear Flat this Monday afternoon, and will have both rods with me if anyone wants to try it out.
Did you fish Oak Creek a couple weeks ago?
I saw someone using one in a big old Pool
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