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    Tenkara Guides is way ahead of the curve. They...

    Tenkara Guides is way ahead of the curve.

    They are a great resource for adaptive gear.
  2. Thread: Early Tenkara ?

    by GregM
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    Thanks all. What I'm looking for is a...

    Thanks all.

    What I'm looking for is a reference I thought I read on this forum, regarding folks who've been fishing tenkara or tenkara style since, if I recall, the 1950's or so, here in the USA....
  3. Thread: Early Tenkara ?

    by GregM
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    Early Tenkara ?

    I've seen mention here of folks who have been fishing tenkara style for a long time, but I'm not smart enough to sift out those posts with a search.

    What are the earliest dates you can recall?
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    "Fly Fishing Only" in the state of Washington is...

    "Fly Fishing Only" in the state of Washington is being discussed here -

    http://www.tenkarausa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5000


    To answer your question - "How do you complete a line set-up...
  5. Thread: Big Fish

    by GregM
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    A TenkaraUSA Ito, which is a "5:5" rod has nearly...

    A TenkaraUSA Ito, which is a "5:5" rod has nearly as much backbone as an Amago. It will land big fish just fine. Tip-flex is just that. The Tenkara Guides LLC group is developing a better...
  6. Thread: Big Fish

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    Depends on you skills - how about 7 pounds on 4x...

    Depends on you skills - how about 7 pounds on 4x in still water?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlE9aRdxu5s

    I agree that the dynamics of a big fish in moving water is the wild card.
    Keep the...
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    Ray, Full Disclosure: I started fishing in...

    Ray,
    Full Disclosure: I started fishing in October of 2011 and I chose tenkara for the simplicity of it's fly set. For the simplicity of the gear. And for it's "moving" versus "rooted" fishing...
  8. Thread: Line Choice

    by GregM
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    This is all new and counterintuitive to me - ...

    This is all new and counterintuitive to me -

    Fly-Fish Better, by Art Scheck, pages 224-231

    Art goes through about 8 pages explaining how little force a rod exerts on a fish.

    Note: Down...
  9. Thread: Line Choice

    by GregM
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    From The Technology of Fly Rods, by Don Phillips...

    From The Technology of Fly Rods, by Don Phillips

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    ...Just presenting here, not defending or denying...

    [if you are not logged in you will see only a hyperlink - actually 2 links...
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    I assume you mean 20 degrees from the vertical?

    I assume you mean 20 degrees from the vertical?
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    Chris, Thanks for the input on tippets. ...

    Chris,
    Thanks for the input on tippets.

    TUSA is now recommending only 6#, and selling only 4.9# (Frog Hair 5X).
    I assume at one time they did recommend 7#, implying that a few rods didn't...
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    by GregM
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    Since we might not hear from John, I'll ask again...

    Since we might not hear from John, I'll ask again -

    Anyone know the maximum tippet suggested/possible for the 43MF?

    Thanks.
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    John, What is the maximum tippet...

    John,
    What is the maximum tippet suggested/possible for the 43MF?


    Greg
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