Sunday, March 1, 2015

Getting Ready for the Smallmouth


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) 


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