A frying pan and a tenkara Grand Slam in Colorado… Armed with a tenkara rod (I was using the Tenkara USA Ito), tenkara line and tenkara flies I went fishing near Aspen, Colorado yesterday. Caught some pretty good fish, a couple in the 20 inch range. You’ll see a tweak I did to my tenkara fly, the Amano kebari during the video, which seemed to produce results.
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Daniel, you’re having too much fun, get back to WORK!!!!!
But I was told its not work if you love it… Nothing to go back to!
Interesting that your fly was more productive after it was artificially made to look a bit beat up. There is a thread on the forum about ugly flies that has not attracted much interest for the rough looking flies. But many have found a fly with the hackle half way torn off becomes more attractive to the fish. So I latch on to that so I don’t have any anxiety about my poor tying talent. Maybe pretty flies catch fly shoppers and rough flies catch fish.
David, I wonder if the effect was similar to going down a size. Admittedly I didn’t tie a size 16 on, just wanted to see what would happen.
Great work again. That was a good shot of showing how to land a fish as well. The Amano Kebari tied with a slate color thread caught me a nice brown today when others got nothing.
That’s awesome Dale! Super happy to know it produced for you today.
The great part is that I got the fish in a spot that I went to after I left the area I was originally fishing. A kayaker came in and parked right on top of the spot I was fishing. His lack of etiquette worked in my favor and made me try a spot I haven’t been to in a few years.
Funny how things work sometimes, and indeed, sometimes moving is the way to go.
more great stuff. streamside trout amandine `a l’amaretto? now that is rad.