Thanks Thanks:  1
Likes Likes:  29
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 27 of 27
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    on your distinguished road?
    Posts
    2,387

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    Good to see you found a technique that suits your fishing. From what I see, you often fish in urban surroundings, between or after work hours, so this quick setup is ideal for you. What I also see, and I don't want to be a spoilsport, is your hands being quite or totally dry when handling a fish. I can understand concrete banks can prevent you from getting near the water, but a simple bucket or a sponge on a string can provide you with the necessary water to wet your hands before you touch your catch. It's merely a suggestion and better for the fish. Enjoy your Tenkara.
    Johan Janssens

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Moray, Scotland
    Posts
    1,618

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    They tapers are quite a bargain at roughly 1.50 per taper, the diameter of the butt 0.45 is much thinner than greys, diawa, leeda and maxcatch all of which imo have unnecessarily thick butt sections of 0.55/0.70, I'm going to give them a try.

    Al
    I take it you’ll let us know how you get on with them Al.
    I’d be interested if you don’t mind.
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,672

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    I sure will morayfisher, it might be after Xmas but I'm definitely going to order some.

    Cheers Al

  4. #24
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard
    Posts
    186

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    Quote Originally Posted by lhomme View Post
    Good to see you found a technique that suits your fishing. From what I see, you often fish in urban surroundings, between or after work hours, so this quick setup is ideal for you. What I also see, and I don't want to be a spoilsport, is your hands being quite or totally dry when handling a fish. I can understand concrete banks can prevent you from getting near the water, but a simple bucket or a sponge on a string can provide you with the necessary water to wet your hands before you touch your catch. It's merely a suggestion and better for the fish. Enjoy your Tenkara.
    You are quite right

    If I'm honest with myself this is something that's been nagging at the back of my mind for a while.

    I would never handle a game fish with dry hands, so why do I do it with course fish. Part of the reason is the whole lunchtime/ suit / minimal kit thing, but that is an excuse, not a reason.

    So.....
    Tenkara (sort of) for coarse-net-jpg

    A net and wet rag have now been brought in from home, and if anyone has any suggestions for a very small, collapsible net that can be strapped to a bike I'm all ears

    cheers
    Jerry

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Moray, Scotland
    Posts
    1,618

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    These are ok for the fish you're catching. The telescopic handle might be useful to you, maybe save kneeling in your work clothes. About 12

    https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/1589952...-head-15899523

  6. #26

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    I've used Tenkara for dace - brilliant. Wind can be troublesome so you need to use a denser line - such as fluorocarbon (I know, more expensive!). For dace (and grayling) I find it important to keep the line off the surface so only the fly is touching. You can then hit the lightening bites much better. Great for nymphing too, as the sensitivity is better than with most rods, unless you fork out on a 1# nymphing rod.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Whetstone - South of Leicester
    Posts
    589

    Default Re: Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryrum View Post
    You are quite right

    If I'm honest with myself this is something that's been nagging at the back of my mind for a while.

    I would never handle a game fish with dry hands, so why do I do it with course fish. Part of the reason is the whole lunchtime/ suit / minimal kit thing, but that is an excuse, not a reason.

    So.....
    Tenkara (sort of) for coarse-net-jpg

    A net and wet rag have now been brought in from home, and if anyone has any suggestions for a very small, collapsible net that can be strapped to a bike I'm all ears

    cheers
    Jerry
    Hey Jerry. A wet rag is actually worse than a dry hand on a coarse fish (silver fish). It will take off far too much slime and scales unless it is absolutely sopping wet - I doubt it.
    Just try to wet your hand somehow - damp grass, puddle, water bottle, dip your net and use the water on the mesh...
    You should be able to find plenty of water out your way right now - having a dry hand is the hard bit!
    It's not flyfishing if you're throwing bait in....learn to do it properlyHidden Content

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22-02-2018, 12:30 PM
  2. Coarse flick tip pole for Tenkara?
    By iainmortimer in forum General Fly Fishing Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 19-08-2017, 09:17 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-2017, 06:30 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-06-2017, 07:10 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2017, 07:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •