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Tenkara squirrell fishing in a blizzard

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Tenkara squirrell fishing in a blizzard

Postby Stephen McGowen » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:19 am

We are in the middle of a blizzard here in MA and I just topped off the bird feeders and distributed peanuts for the squirrells and bluejays. I barely made it back to the deck before the little men in the gray suits were all over the peanuts. Had an idea.
Tied 20 feet of 15# Sunset Amnesia to the Ayu and attached a peanut by its waist with a clinch knot. Too wind resistant but finally managed to hit the edge of the peanut pile. A long cold wait but finally had a hit and set up on a nice fat squirrell! Had him on for maybe two seconds.
Winter has yet to start here and already cabin fever is rearing its ugly head!
Stay warm friends and enjoy the holidays......
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Re: Tenkara squirrell fishing in a blizzard

Postby rsetina » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:13 am

That's funny Stephen. Never thought about fishing for other species of animals before.
Rick

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: Tenkara squirrell fishing in a blizzard

Postby grampa » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:32 pm

Only two seconds???

Must have been quite a fighter!

:D
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Re: Tenkara squirrell fishing in a blizzard

Postby Stephen McGowen » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:44 pm

Hey guys....we call it squirling here in the northeast and it ain't for sissies. We have red squirrels here also and when you set up on them...they attack !
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Re: Tenkara squirrell fishing in a blizzard

Postby andrewlamberson » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:17 am

How about a 4' Tenkara for cat-fishing in the living room? I use the tip from an old Ugly stick and some yarn. The cat gets the drill....stalk ...attack...hang on as long as possible...The little bugger fights like crazy!

By the way....I live in Minnesota.....enough said! Can you say "Shack Nasties" ??? :shock:
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