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Tenkara For Larger Western Rivers

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:34 pm
by kbstull
What rod length would be recommended for fishing big dries during the summer on larger western rivers like the Madison or Big Hole in Montana or Deschutes in Oregon? Thanks!

Kevin

Re: Tenkara For Larger Western Rivers

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:33 pm
by tsegelke
I like my Ito for that kind of water.

Re: Tenkara For Larger Western Rivers

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:16 pm
by erik.ostrander
Get the biggest rod you can get your hands on. I find I can fish with a rod one-handed up to 15'. Any longer and I have to use two hands.
If you're going to be fishing where there is a chance of hooking into a bigger fish, then I suggest a rod that is sturdier than the Ito.

Re: Tenkara For Larger Western Rivers

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:10 pm
by John @ Tenkara USA
I fish the Madison a lot and usually use my Ito or Amago. I've never had a problem with either.

Re: Tenkara For Larger Western Rivers

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:56 am
by TJ @ Tenkara USA
Ito and Amago are good choices for larger waters.

If trout are 20" or less most all the time, the Ito is awesome! Casted at 14'7" makes for great long casts holding the level line off the water at a greater distance for wonderful drag free drifts.

If trout are often 20" or over, then go for the Amago. At 13'6" it is almost as long as the Ito but has more backbone to land the larger trout.

Hope this helps.

TJ