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.
I looked the other year at the fly show in Mass, at tenkara rods, I checked out a few the flies look killer, I had one of the rods in my hand it felt great he wanted me to try it out, I said if I did I would have to get one, I thanked him now I'm looking at them for X mass
Many US companies are now making and importing rods at all different price points. Bluegill love most of the tenkara flies but in truth any fly will work both wet and dry. The Japanese used Tenkara hundreds of years ago to put meat on the table so it's a very efficient method of angling. End of the day, it's just another tool and lots of fun.
Video on setting up a Tenkara rod.
Thanks for the post Steve
Thanks Joe. Its something I seen a long time ago and for some reason you guys talking about the Tenkara rod made me think about it.
Was it something like this
good discussion,what i have in mind is for getting at those gills that are under over hanging brush or other situations where i just cant cast a fly line.i think these would also work with a small jig or plain hook tipped with a redworm or a gulp cricket etc.breaking the tip off does seem like a possibility tho trying to leverage a fish out of cover.i wont buy anything i cant hold in my hand prior to buying.got 4 months to research this.wish ugly stik made these
before i buy one i must establish weather or not the tip will survive a bass or carp taking the fly.i have a couple tele panfish rods i picked up at a garage sale.a buck a piece and had fun in mid summer dropping baits in the weed pockets.too unruly for me to manipulate a fly with.i have a 4 piece modern glass 3 weight that is super light yet will almost double over before breaking .lowend.carbon fiber rods will just explode if overstressed so i think quality of the blank matters and 75 bucks gone just like that.so they will have to convince me their rod can take some stress.i use some pretty light fenwick and berkley bionic spinning rods for bass ,catfish and carp.they are thin and light but rigid and i,ve pulled some good sized fish out of the weeds with them on braid so no stretch to absorb the stress.no problems but these are well made rods with top quality blanks.down another rabbit hole.