Today I decided to try fishing with my Yamame tenkara rod out on the tube. I was very happy with the results. I used a small size 12 bluegill popper most of the time and found this fly easy to cast and control. I caught several bass in the 8 - 11 inch range as well as some bluegills. My hit to fish landed ratio while using the popper was much better than is usual for me and I liked only making one backcast all the time. Fishing this way was much less stressful and relaxing as well as effective. I'll be doing this again.