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    I was one of Brandon's testers. Here is my...

    I was one of Brandon's testers. Here is my review:

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    I was lucky enough to receive a pair of Tenkara furled lines from Moonlit Fly Fishing last week. The two lines I received for...
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    Tenkara fishing report

    Over on the TUSA board I posted an "Open Invitation" post to see if I could find Tenkara fishermen in my area. I didn't expect to get so many responses. But I'm glad I did.

    One of those...
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    I'd like to say that after seeing the preview...

    I'd like to say that after seeing the preview video the thing which impressed me the most is the quality of the production. I have a view fly tying DVDs and video tapes (yes, tapes), and none of...
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    Brandon: I received my lines and started...

    Brandon:

    I received my lines and started fishing with them Tuesday evening. I'll be going up to the North fork of the Yuba this weekend to fish a bunch of pocket water sites along that river. ...
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    "What is Tenkara?" It's a bit like asking "What...

    "What is Tenkara?" It's a bit like asking "What is jazz?" Some people would say that Kenny G is jazz, but if that's true then why is Louis Armstrong also jazz? How is it that one term, "Jazz",...
  6. My grand daughter caught her first fish yesterday. Several of them were with Tenkara

    My grand daughter and I have been trying to catch a fish together for months. We finally went to a local pond in a park which was stocked with bluegill. She caught her first fish on her own...
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    moonlitflies...

    moonlitflies: You should have received a PM from me. I'd love to help out if you still have openings. I also have backpacking/Tenkara fishing trips scheduled for the next 3 weeks as well as my...
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    Question about changing river levels

    This weekend we were on the South Fork of the American River for a camping/river rafting trip. I went out in the morning and scouted the river looking for deep runs, boulders, submerged logs etc. I...
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    I agree. I'm glad to see Daniel and his company...

    I agree. I'm glad to see Daniel and his company doing well.

    I keep saying "Tenkara isn't better than western fly fishing, it's not worse than western fly fishing. It's different than western...
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    First trip out with a Tenkara rod.

    Year's ago on F.A.O.L I wrote a series of articles called "A Newbie's Journey" which documented my fly fishing learning experience. Last night on the river felt like another chapter in that diary.
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    I was going to buy an AYU model this weekend. ...

    I was going to buy an AYU model this weekend. But between Tuesday when my 'local' (40 miles away) fly shop got their TenkaraUSA rods and Saturday they've sold out. Even the display model was sold....
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    I'm looking forward to your report. But I'm also...

    I'm looking forward to your report. But I'm also interested to hear your impressions of the differences in the experience of Tenkara vs. western tackle. I don't have a Tenkara rod yet (soon, very...
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    Oh I'm sure that the technique will change based on the situation. To be fair, Daniel did say that the real "sweet spot" of Tenkara fishing is in the small fish range (6" to about 20") in small...
  14. I met Daniel from TenkaraUSA yesterday. I learned a lot.

    As I mentioned before, Fly Fishing Specialties in Sacramento has TenkaraUSA equipment now. Daniel Galhardo came by the shop yesterday to do a training session for the shop employees. Rick, one of...
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    Hi NewTyer I found the old articles if you're...

    Hi NewTyer

    I found the old articles if you're interested in reading them.

    Part 1
    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?14773-A-Newbie-s-Journey&highlight=Newbie+Journey

    Part 2...
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    My flies always look like a chicken exploded next...

    My flies always look like a chicken exploded next to a hook.
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    I was just in Yellowstone last month and I have a...

    I was just in Yellowstone last month and I have a Bob story.

    We arrived at Yellowstone, paid our entry fee and just as we started in the park I remembered that I needed a Yellowstone fishing...
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    That's really good to know. If they let us go...

    That's really good to know. If they let us go outside and cast them I'll try to be aware of thsoe differences.

    But you know what? These rods are actually pretty cheap. I can buy the rod, line,...
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    We have Tenkara in Sacramento now.

    I stopped by at Fly Fishing Specialties here in Sacramento yesterday just as they were setting up their new TenkaraUSA display.

    Oh my gosh I want one!

    I grabbed the 13' AYU rod and it was so...
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    I heard one last week which I like: "If you can...

    I heard one last week which I like: "If you can tell the color of the fly line another fisherman is using, then you're too close."
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    Hi folks, How have you all been?

    Hi folks: DruLeeParsec here (A.K.A. Greg)

    I've been offline from FAOL for quite a while but I'm back now and wanted to say "hi".

    Quite a while ago (4 years?) I wrote a series of post title "A...
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    On the "Ask About Fly Fishing" podcast there is a...

    On the "Ask About Fly Fishing" podcast there is a recent episode with Mikey Weir who guides the Truckee. He goes over every single bit of the Truckee from the upper Truckee south of Lake Tahoe all...
  23. I live about 30 miles downhill from that bridge...

    I live about 30 miles downhill from that bridge and I can say "Yes, it really happened".

    There's a really nice parking spot and view point right next to that bridge. You can look down and see...
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    I really appreciate that comment. It sounds like...

    I really appreciate that comment. It sounds like several of us hit the wall on this one. (I'm glad I'm not the only one).

    OK, I'm going to chalk this one up as a "Learning experience" and go try...
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    OK, here's the monthly "What I Learned" post. ...

    OK, here's the monthly "What I Learned" post.

    I have never been so frustrated at the fly bench. The first 3 flies took half an hour to tie (or was it an hour? I can't remember). The wings. Oh...
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