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Old 05-14-18, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Small stream day

The GF warned me of the impending storms and encouraged me to take a small stream day.... As if I needed encouragement!

Hit three small streams and caught a bunch of fish. Only changed flies once when I had to add a second dropper for a deep pool. Other than that I fished a Marsalis Wallis dry and a flashy PT dropper all day.

Great scenery, as always





Mostly rainbows




The fish were super floppy today




I scared off a water snake before sight fishing to a few rainbows in a calm, crystal clear pool



Eating the dry




And a few native treats where I certainly didn't expect to find them. Always a nice surprise.



Really great day.
Lesson learned (again) bring extra CHARGED gopro batteries. Had an extra, but I guess I didn't charge it, doh!



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Old 05-15-18, 07:40 AM   #2
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Splatek16,
Good report.
Just wondering, have you given up completely on you Eagle Claw?
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Old 05-15-18, 08:13 AM   #3
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Splatek16,

Good report.

Just wondering, have you given up completely on you Eagle Claw?


Nah, not completely. I'm just playing with this tenkara right now, the thing gets great drifts, minimalist equipment, sms fun to play little wild fish on, shot maybe I have set it aside for right now. It's usually in the truck tho.


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Old 05-15-18, 08:39 AM   #4
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Splatek16,
... Just wondering, have you given up completely on you Eagle Claw?
I had the same question. Also, does the Tenkara allow you to change lengths on the fly (as you go), so you can go super short when you come up on those tight areas with lots of canopy and rhodo to crawl thru? That looked like some pretty tight quarters in places, where I know your Claw would have slayed it. Nice report; looks like you found some productive, healthy, wild trout water.
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Old 05-15-18, 10:23 AM   #5
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Lol'd at this

Great report!

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Old 05-15-18, 05:16 PM   #6
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Nice report.

Glad to see the brookies still hanging on in the stream
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Old 05-15-18, 05:24 PM   #7
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Great report.

How long is your tenkara rod? I have a 13 ft tenkara rod and I don't think I would even think about fishing it on a stream like that.

Do you mount your gopro on your hat?
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that rod is 2.7 to 3.2m "zoom", so almost 9 foot to almost 11 foot.
A 2.7m rod with an overall line length of that same or a little less is pretty easy on small streams.
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that rod is 2.7 to 3.2m "zoom", so almost 9 foot to almost 11 foot.
A 2.7m rod with an overall line length of that same or a little less is pretty easy on small streams.
Cool. Thanks for the info.
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