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Re: Micro rods

Postby CM_Stewart » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:15 am

Not to worry. The fish can't resisit either.

Instead of tanago, I keep catching these pesky trout, though.

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Re: Micro rods

Postby Darrin Terry » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:33 am

Oh man, nice color in that one CM. I've not caught a brown in about a year and a half. Looking forward to hitting a few particular creeks this season for them. :D
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Re: Micro rods

Postby stevenlsmith87 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:30 pm

No lie......I would adore a small 7'6" or 8' tenkara rod for some very small, tight stream brook trout in PA.
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Re: Micro rods

Postby krebster » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:24 am

I second that, or better yet a mini-ITO 7.5-8ft to 9ft. That would be awesome!

stevenlsmith87 wrote:No lie......I would adore a small 7'6" or 8' tenkara rod for some very small, tight stream brook trout in PA.
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Re: Micro rods

Postby CM_Stewart » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:40 am

stevenlsmith87 wrote:No lie......I would adore a small 7'6" or 8' tenkara rod for some very small, tight stream brook trout in PA.


A 7'8" rod for tenkara fishing is a lot of fun. It demands extreme stealth. If you happen to hook the largest fish in the stream - all 10" of him, you'll have your hands full trying to land him.

Not for big fish. Not for big water. Very challenging fishing nonetheless.
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Re: Micro rods

Postby bpfrocket » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:34 am

Micro-fishing on a 9' tenkara rod can be an INSANE amount of fun!

You know when you've got a strike even from these guys

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These are only the ones I got pictures of, total catch was probably 10-12 for the morning. The biggest one of the day was about 4-1/2" long and put a bend in the rod like you hope to see when trout fishing (camera was set to "video" so I've got to extract a pic from the video)

size 2.5 pink fluoro line, 7x tippet and a Sakasa Kebari or mini Woolly Bugger on size 22 hooks.

Only one required forceps to get the hook out; all survived

a great first fishing day of 2012 for me :D

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Re: Micro rods

Postby Platinum321 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:47 am

I have been catching 15 and 16 inch bows on my 9 foot tenkara out of the Swift River. hell of a lot of fun!!
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