I started in the pool just below the one by the bridge. You can see it in the picture on the bottom.
Wasn't long before this first little brown was brought to hand. FIRST FISH EVER ON A TENKARA ROD.
|Tenkara catch #1|
|#3 Check the color|
I hit one pool a ways down the creek, by the way I was fishing down stream which is contrary to all dry fly fishing rules and regulations, and I had one hit, well let me explain. The orange stimulator in the picture above was floating with the current and I could see the fish had a bead on it. I could see the fish homing in on the fly. I started to lift the rod for the hook set and I could see him take the fly and then I could see him swimming away without the fly. Quick little buggers they are.
OK, so why the picture of fish #6? This little guy, when I hooked him, gave me a two foot aerial jump out of the creek. Wish I would have had that on video, but well, humans only have two hands. He also granted me a couple of other aerial jumps, but not like the first one.
So, am I hooked on Tenkara. You bet. I can't say I had too much fun today because the song says "You can't have too much fun" or for that matter, too much money, but I'll never know about that, but any way you drive it, it was a ball. For all you small stream guys, I took this picture for you. It's the pool under the bridge and the one in the middle toward the top is where I started.
|Middle Fork of the Cosumnes|
Till next time, and as always, thanks for stopping by.