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Fishing with Cork Graham

On May 1, 2009
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Yesterday, Tenkara USA went tenkara fishing with outdoor columnist and outdoor show host Cork Graham. Cork is the author of best selling book The Bamboo Chest, and is currently conducting a donation campaign to help US war veterans.
We went up to the Sierras for a day trip, and settled to fish on a beautiful creek. We had heard the creek had some larger fish, and were a bit hesitant…
Though tenkara is really a style of fishing for smaller fish, Cork hooked and landed a beautiful 15 inch rainbow trout using our Yamame rod and a Sakasa, reverse hackle fly. It was a beautiful fight, and Cork landed the fish without a problem.

16 inch rainbow caught using <a href="http://www.tenkarausa.com/product_info.php/products_id/35?osCsid=9508768a2cb9b105304e892a4370be8d">Yamame rod</a>

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4 Responses to Fishing with Cork Graham

  1. CM_Stewart says:

    A 15 inch fish is not big enough to be a problem, except maybe in heavy current, but it is certainly big enough to get the adrenaline pumping. I bet that is one fish he won’t soon forget.

  2. Jeff Kreager says:

    Nice fish Cork! I haven’t fished the Sierras for a few years but plan on going back soon.

  3. Cork Graham says:

    Thanks, Jeff. I’m a convert to fishing with this ancient Japanese-style of fishing. Glad Daniel brought it to my attention: can’t wait to try it on the high mountian streams for brookies another episode of Cork’s Outdoors!

  4. KeHoeff says:

    hey this is a very interesting article!

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