March 29, 2015

Video log -- March 23, 2015

I got out for a a couple hours the other day. I fished a stream that runs through a farmers field; yes, I had permission. The water was clouding up, due to the early snow melt. It was quick, but I did take a few browns.








7 comments:

  1. Hi Tom,
    Thanks for the video. I just got back from fishing some small streams in the mountains of northeast Tennessee. I used my Pro Spec 2 Way 360 exclusively. What a blast! My wonderful wife gave me a wooden American Tenkara net from Sam at Nets That Honor Fish as a Christmas present.(Just like the Pro Spec, I found out about the net after reading your blog) It worked very well and is a piece of fishing art/craftsmanship. My fishing buddy took his first trout on his Iwana on the trip. He is not as "hooked" on tenkara as I am, but I bet it won't take long.

    Shawn

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    1. It's a fun rod. I use mine all the time.

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  2. I'm a big fan of your videos on the stream, especially with the after affects to show the drift and take locations. Thanks for putting in the effort.

    Jay

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    1. Thanks, Jay. I know that POV fishing videos are not that entertaining, but I do try to make mine somewhat informative -- at least I hope they are.

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  3. All of your videos are well done and very informative, and have been an inspiration for me to get into Tenkara. I had my opportunity to get on the water for the first time with my Tenkara rod this weekend and caught a few browns on a small creek like the one you are fishing here. It was a huge learning experience, but I think I my 4', 5x leader was too long for such a shallow creek while nymphing off 10' of level line. On smaller streams like the one in the video, do you use a shorter leader, say 2'? I see your takes are pretty quick, so I'm assuming a shorter leader allows you to more closely watch for any disturbances to the level line for the hookup.

    Regards,
    Eric

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    1. Hi Eric, in this video my tippet was only 2 feet long. I personally rarely fish a tippet longer than 3 feet. Since I fish upstream I find I have better control with short tippet length. Of course, you must take into account the type and depth of water you are fishing.

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    2. Hi Tom, thanks for getting back to me in such short order. This makes complete sense, I too was, and prefer to fish upstream, as I will be fishing mostly headwaters or freestone pocket water in the Mtns. W. of Denver. Next time I will try a 9’ level line and 2-3’ tippet. Thanks for the tip!

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