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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod some more photos Part 1

Postby TonyB » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:04 pm

Hi jeff,

jeffkreager wrote:That is very beautiful country you are fishing. It's 15-20 degrees below freezing here and all of the water is frozen. Mind if I say I'm jealous? Keep the wonderful photos coming though. They'll keep my blood pumping until spring.


Below is part 1 of a selection of my fishing photos, most of the photos where taken in the Kosciuzsko National Park, Australian Alps, some of the photos where taken by my fishing mate Dave. I hope they help you get through your winter, if it is 15-20F below it is much colder than it gets anywhere in Australia.

Tony

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A rambling upper Gungarlin River
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Tantangara River
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Tantangara River
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Casting on the Eucumbene
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Dave looking down on the Eucumbene
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Another one of me casting on the Eucumbene
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And another one of me casting on the Eucumbene
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Happy Jacks river
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more Happy Jacks river
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The River valley beyond, showing some typical high country.
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod some more photos Part 2

Postby TonyB » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:18 pm

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Looking over the Tumut Valley
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Dave fighting a big brown on the Tumut
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A rugged part of the Tumut River
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Dave with a nice rainbow on the Tooma
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Me fishing the upper Gungarlin, this photo is special as it has the memory of as I was standing I the pool a Platypus swam past my legs twice
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Some more Gungarlin
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The once might Snowy river, this river once carried most of the snow melt from the Australian alps now all of the water goes into Hydro and Irrigation, the high old water marks and flood deabry is still can be seen several meters above my head.
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The lower Happy jacks gorge
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In the mist on the Happy jacks river
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Happy jacks after the mist has lifted
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod some more photos Part 3

Postby TonyB » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:38 pm

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Our campsite on the Tumut
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Wheeler Hut, one of the huts we sometimes use on our trips and probably the most picturesque huts.
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A stretch of the Goodradigbee River, this is one of the hardest places to get to and the scrub is so thick it is easiest to travel in the river
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Another hut that we use Grey Mare Hut, though most of the time we camp in tents and me doing it hard around a camp fire.
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Dave fishing below the Valentines Falls, this is only the lower falls.
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Valentines Falls
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Valentines Hut at the top of the falls
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The stunning view from the dunny (toilet) at Valentines Hut
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby Morgan » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:05 pm

An outhouse with a million-dollar view: now that's civilized fishing.
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby wrknapp » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:10 pm

Looks like a real slice of heaven. Thanks.

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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby Berner9 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:58 pm

great photos. Can't wait for spring!
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby rsetina » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:50 pm

Great photos Tony. Some of the pictures remind of the Owens River here in California. Not as much brush as you have there but the way the river meanders reminded me of the Bishop area.
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby statikpunk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:48 pm

wow if you had not said that was Australia, i could have sworn it was the mountains in nevada very similar really great pictures!!
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:50 pm

Just got my issue of the Australian magazine, Fly Life, and quickly browsed through the magazine. I had a feeling I recognized a few of the pictures. I haven't read the magazine yet, but came to the forum and saw the same pictures as your last post! Nice!

Upon browsing I kept thinking so many of the pictures featured in the magazine are just tenkara-perfect waters! Also, so many of the issues of Fly Life talk about backcountry fly fishing, what we need now is a tenkara perspective and a tenkara rod in some of those articles. Really, the waters just look tenkara perfect!
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Re: First try of a Tenkara rod

Postby John Dunn » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:45 am

WoW
That's the first thought to come to mind. You are very fortunate to have a friend and a place so outstanding to fish and share a day with.

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