Do you love big bluegill?
Just curious, did anyone fish this season with a Tenkara Rod. I used a Fountainhead Caddis rod twice and had a blast.
id like to try this... can you recommend a economical way to start?
thanks David the reason i was interested in this platform is i have this trout stream just behind my house... in my back yard so to speak... ive seen brown trout up to 24 inches long and i have seen you tube vids of tenkara fishing and i think i could use this approach to nail some of these trout. the flyrod was very awkward in the wooded and tight conditions.
David, the next time your in Hawaii, five me a call and I'll take you out and show you the difference between a telescoping pole and a tenkara rod…. boy are you going to be surprised. LOL LOL LOL
not only that i believe i could get my grandsons hooked on this type of fishing off the docks over here on the boat launches. they are swarmed with schools of smaller gills.
the tenkara rods are a quite different than a regular telescopic pole.i was ready to buy one at cabelas but didn.t.too much mony for a what i would call a long fly rod blank.had a great feel to,almost weightless and the line was different than standard fly line.it is definately its own niche.i spent the same a mount of money on a modern glass 3wt that is the best flyrod i ever had in my hand.i may get a tenkara as i can see uses for it in places i fish.they are definately not a cane pole.
i think you would need at least a 9 footer.your still only in the 20 ft casting range.a flyrod of the same feel as the tenkara rods i checked out would be in the 200 dollar range and dont have the fine tapered tip.i think if you just tied to the top guide would simply snap the tip off as a fly rod id not designed to be used this way.the tenkara is a completely different animal in my book