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saltwater tenkara

Postby daryl martens » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:58 pm

Foot long saltwater rock fish caught while beach fishing with the 12' iwana (poor quality cel phone pic). the fish were out a ways... was fishing 12' of 20lbs level line and 8' feet of 5x. I’m enjoying this type of fishing! Am able to fish way more effectively within the kelp and around the rocks & structure.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby rsetina » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:24 am

Now that's impressive. There have been questions about whether or not fishing salt water was possible with a Tenkara rod. Well here's the proof. Congratulations on what I think may be a first.
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12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby LMarshall » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:37 am

daryl martens wrote:Foot long saltwater rock fish caught while beach fishing with the 12' iwana (poor quality cel phone pic). the fish were out a ways... was fishing 12' of 20lbs level line and 8' feet of 5x. I’m enjoying this type of fishing! Am able to fish way more effectively within the kelp and around the rocks & structure.


Awesome, where are you fishing? What kind of flies are you using, clouser minnows, woolly buggers, poppers? I can imagine tenkara's accuracy would be helpful in the saltwater situation you describe.

There was a post here earlier about the possibility of using tenkara to catch small bluefish around jettys and piers. Not sure if anything came of it.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby troutrageous1 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:32 pm

Very cool, love seeing the various applications of this style of fishing.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby daryl martens » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:46 pm

have been tossing sparse #10 clousers for the ground fish and #12 shrimp patterns for the saltwater perch.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby Morgan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:38 pm

Very cool!
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby grampa » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:20 pm

Excellent! Now how about some rock bass and surfperch?!!!
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby rsetina » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:01 am

grampa wrote:Excellent! Now how about some rock bass and surfperch?!!!


Daryl,

I'd love to catch some surf perch on my Yamane. Do you think it would be possible to fish the surf with a Yamane? How does it cast 28' of line? Is that even possible?
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テンカラ。小さなストリームのシンプルさ。
My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby daryl martens » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:26 pm

12’ rod + 12’ - 20’ of line…. Your casts are limited to 24’ - 32’. I back up, landing the fish in the shallows.

The beach I fish is loaded with anchored and free floating kelp. With traditional cast and retrieve fly fishing i need to clear the weeds off my fly every 2-3 casts, no fun! I rarely snag kelp with tenkara style fly fishing.
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Re: saltwater tenkara

Postby rsetina » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:59 pm

Kelp comes and goes on the Malibu beaches. Normally not too much of a problem. I'll definitely take the Yamane next time. Most of the time I catch the perch near shore anyway and I wonder if corbina would be easier to catch with a Tenkara rod. Casting is so much more delicate and they spook easily. If you've ever caught a corbina you know that would be a fight on a Tenkara rod.
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テンカラ。小さなストリームのシンプルさ。
My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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