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Old 02-27-18, 05:47 PM   #41
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Now I feel morally obligated to buy one of those 7' Tenkara rods and re-read Geirach's book about boo rods...
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Old 02-27-18, 06:58 PM   #42
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Wow, Tenkara evidently can seriously get some conversation going.....

I like it personally, started mostly for the packability. It is basically a cane pole that you can cast a fly on, ďrealĒ Tenkara folks will never admit that. But it is great for drifting nymphs where I fish, so thatís what I do, sucks for stripping so I use my traditional fishing rods for that when I want to, but usually donít even take another rod (other than another Tenkara rod collapsed down to 18Ē in my pack )

Problem is - the purists in Tenkara spoil it for everyone just like the purists in regular fly fishing do. .

And they certainly get weird when they start bashing each other. Really doesnít bug me, but I donít understand the point, as long as itís legal and ethical, fish what you like just get out and fish.
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Old 02-27-18, 07:09 PM   #43
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I was wondering the same and jumped in to see what all the hubbub was about.
I couldnít help but think if the guys complaining about the DH had only been using either Tenkara or a cane pole they probably would have cleaned up and spared us that ponderous thread.
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Old 02-27-18, 07:11 PM   #44
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Why Tenkara? The same answer to the question, "should I use a slotted blade or philips head screwdriver?"

And then there is this one:

" .. As for John Gierach.... Sure he can be a fly hippie or snob ..."

Dare you to say that to his face ........ 8- )
I'll make sure to swing by Colorado the next time I'm in the hood and make a point to ring his doorbell so I can let him know.

I lumped myself into that category as well if you hadn't noticed. We all have our quirks. For instance, I have no problem at all fishing powerbait. I do with some regularity. But I just cannot fish a squirmy, candy corn, or a mop fly. I just. can't. do it. We all have our unreasonable biases, prejudices, or dispositions about certain things. I'm no different.
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Old 02-27-18, 07:16 PM   #45
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...I grew up in the 50's-60's...every bait store ,(and they were more plentiful back then), had concrete pipes standing on end at the end of the parking spots right in front of the store...filled with various length and size cane poles, (unrigged)...we used to rig them with 8-10 lb mono, a # 4 or 6 Aberdeen hook, and a split shot...with or without a bobber...a little heavy for bream, but you never knew when a big bass or cat might bite...

...I wish I had a nickel for every fish I caught on them...

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We’d catch tons of bream on dough balls made from white bread...sometimes we’d kill it using small pieces of bacon or fatback. They’d attack it like piranhas. Sometimes we’d cut a bream into chunks for catfish bait. All on a cane pole that only cost a couple of bucks.
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Old 02-27-18, 08:21 PM   #46
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Just curious. Why is a Japanese style of minimalist fly fishing becoming so popular here in the U.S.? Most Tenkara fishermen claim to be minimalists, but use expensive graphite telescoping rods. My thinking is that cane poles have been used in America for centuries, and they are as minimalist as it gets. Why spend so much money on a fancy graphite telescoping rod that is minimalist, supposedly, when you can use a tried and true cane pole for the same purpose and in the same way. Where is the benefit? I am curious about cane poles recently, and see it as a far superior option to fancy Tenkara rods. Do you guys and gals have any thoughts on the issue?
Never thought about it but you exactly right😂
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Old 02-27-18, 09:01 PM   #47
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Have you ever heard of inflation? 30 bucks in 1985 is 70 bucks today.
Based on the price of Wal-Mart combos, it's $49.95 for the present equivalent.
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Old 02-27-18, 09:34 PM   #48
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And 40 bucks for a good quality tenkara rod.
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Old 02-27-18, 09:44 PM   #49
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And 40 bucks for a good quality tenkara rod.
$10 bucks extra for a rod you can, you know, cast? Steal.
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Old 02-27-18, 09:47 PM   #50
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For $1000, you can get a much higher quality bicycle than any car you could afford for the same amount.
Yeah, that's about right.
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