Sunday, March 1, 2015

Getting Ready for the Smallmouth


Tenkara

I've been looking around at Tenkara rods for some time now.  I had looked at them pretty hard before we went to Colorado last year.  I like that they pack down in such a small footprint.  One small rod tube, some tippet, and a small fly box and you're set.  I purchased the Tenkara Series rod from Wetfly.  The thing I liked the most was you got a nice rod tube with this kit.  None of the other I saw came with one.  The kit contained the rod, tube, rod sock, level line, tippet, and a furled leader.  I'll chuck the level line, and tippet, and replace with RIO.  I did make up short floating section out of some older 4wt fly line.  I also purchased two hook keepers from Cabelas.  These are great for wrapping your line around when traveling up and down the stream.  The piece I made up with twelve foot long.  Should be a lot of fun, and something different to try.  There are some good video's on Youtube.  




Wetfly Tenkara Kit

Rod and Tube (Hook keeper attached) 

Rod




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Norfork Tailwater 2-1-15

Pictures from our annual fishing trip to the Norfork River with Mark Gay and Paul Glover.  They have been doing this trip for a long time now.  This is just my second trip with them.   I've always had a great time.  Eat to much, and fish to much.  No monsters caught this time, but we did manage to bring a few to hand over the three days.  We attended Streamer Lovefest on Saturday night.  What a great time.  Matt Tucker did the cooking, and his BBQ was unbelieveable.  


 Mark Gay

Paul Glover








 Steve Dally

Chad Johnson & Kelly Galloup

Good turnout

 Norfork Rainbow