Sunday, August 29, 2010
Fishing was different today, not much love on the big stuff but the small flies were working very well. I finally gave up on the cawdad after lunch and just fished 2 small nymphs with a size 8 split shot. It worked well. The fish are eating some Pseudos and lots of Black Fly pupae right now, but they always have some crayfish in their mouth and crap this time of year too. You can tell I have a good day over there when my boat looks like it ran through Red Lobster.
One of the guys I fished with today snuck a Tenkara rod onto the boat this morning. These are a Japanese thing that is picking up some traction here in the states with anglers looking for something different and a new way to fish overgrown, small streams. The rods telescope, have no reel, use a tapered mono leader with some tippet on it about 20 ' in length. A few guys around town have them so I was familiar with the game plan when he pulled it out. Plinkin buckets with the rod made sense but I think it would be pretty tough to successfully land fish much over 15". I'm sure it's been done plenty of times but it would require some skill and more luck. (You gots to love the rod in mouth here!)