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  1. +1 on the Davy Easy, Fast, Strong, and........

    +1 on the Davy

    Easy, Fast, Strong, and..... only a 1/2" tag goes to waste .................. (Yup! tie it wrong and it doesn't work. imagine that!)
  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?
    ...
  4. Golden - Thanks for the rod comparison. You...

    Golden -

    Thanks for the rod comparison. You have provided some very useful information.
    Knowing the intended purpose, along with the line information really helps put it into perspective.

    I...
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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...
  6. Thread: Big Clunky Rod

    by GregM
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    Use the right tool for the job. Let the other...

    Use the right tool for the job.
    Let the other guy decide if he wants to use an 16 ounce or a 22 ounce framing hammer.
  7. Tell that to the angry rainbow at the end of my...

    Tell that to the angry rainbow at the end of my line....
  8. Just to clarify, in my post above I said - ...

    Just to clarify, in my post above I said -
    "Breaks in the lower sections are harder to understand. Assuming the tippet is appropriate, and you are fighting fish with the first three sections...
  9. There are two scenarios of breaks being discussed...

    There are two scenarios of breaks being discussed in this thread. The first, from denovich, was breaks in the lower sections. The second, addressed by Tim Rajeff in the video, and by Mr. Stewart...
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    I've thrashed, bashed, scraped, and gouged my...

    I've thrashed, bashed, scraped, and gouged my Amago. It's fallen onto rocks. I've backcast the rod proper into cliffs. And so far so good. TUSA rods at least, are pretty darn tough.

    I don't think...
  11. Karl, Excellent, as usual. Thank you. I greatly...

    Karl,
    Excellent, as usual. Thank you. I greatly appreciate this comparison and the information on RIO Shooting line.

    Wind here can be a significant spoiler for days on end. I'm glad to know...
  12. 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...
  13. Thread: Big Fish

    by GregM
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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...
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    Well done and much appreciated. Thank you.

    Well done and much appreciated.
    Thank you.
  16. 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...
  17. 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

    1117011171

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

    [if you are not logged in you will see only a hyperlink - actually 2 links...
  18. Thread: Line Choice

    by GregM
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    I assume you mean 20 degrees from the vertical?

    I assume you mean 20 degrees from the vertical?
  19. Thread: Line Choice

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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...
  20. Thread: Line Choice

    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.
  21. Thread: Line Choice

    by GregM
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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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