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I know that everyone has their fishing angers, and that tenkara draws a lot of ire. A lot of the angst I read seems unprovoked. I’ll give people the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to being uninformed. Over at Troutrageous!, there is a solution in a great regular feature called “Tenkara Tuesday.” It is similar to the very piece you are reading presently: some quick hits from around the fish-ternet. The post I linked to has some great content, including some of the top entities in the domestic tenkara world. Then, take some time to browse the wealth of posts across the rest of the site.
I can vividly remember the first time I got into a creek that was filled with rock bass. This occurred early in my warmwater fly fishing career, and was definitely an experience that kept be away from trout for a few hot months. The premier panfish fly fishing website, Panfish on the Fly, presents a concise overview of the species. Additionally, it provides some seasonal targeting tips and fly patterns. Just like any sunfish or bluegill, there are definitely ways to go after rock bass that will yield more and bigger fish.
“What kind of indicator do you use?” “Uhh… whatever I’ve got?” That is an answer, for sure. It just might not be the best answer. The difference in strike indicator styles isn’t just a matter of form preference; it has a lot to do with function. This article on the Hatch Magazine website breaks down the pros and cons of the major indicators. It is one of those things in fly fishing where you probably didn’t think about it until you think about it… and then once you think about it, you wonder why you never thought about it!
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