This thread will house my action with the Tenkara that @t.darrah has entrusted to @Pastor Chris's capable hands. For those of you curious about Tenkara and want to try before you buy, please stop by this thread and join the fray; T.Darrah Perpetual Tenkara Pass Around Day #1 Today was rough, but let's talk about a good part of my day. First I grab the Tenkara and go through the attached encoutremant to see what the was to play with. Rather than use one of the included flys, I decided to bring my own collection along. I've learned that Tenkara users have a certain type of fly each prefers and they stick with it. Since I'm learning I'll bring my cloud of flys and figure out what I like to use. I've had these since before I was a teen. Let's use em! I've never used an actual fly rod, ever. What I HAVE done is swish and dip with a conventional rod and reel. These flys reflect how often I did that. They're almost pristine. The thing is I don't have a fly wallet for them. Enter; MYOG. Since @DavidJAFO'S Kendall mint cake tin is now my fire kit, my old Parade Gloss can has sat derelict on my shelf. No more, today it becomes my fly safe. I had a scrap of fleece in the miscellaneous bin, so that's my retention material. Put the tin on the skin side, mark it out; Cut. Place into the tin and trim the edges back. Create the trout summoning circle; That settled, the first stop is the Upper Bolton to take advantage of its wide open shore on my first tentative casts as a prospective Tenkara angler. What felt like hours (40 minutes) of adjusting hand placement and recognizing what motions put the fly where, I was hitting the intended spot regularly enough for me to try something that looked fishy. That's not a fish. Just floating weeds. Well, let's go find quiet forest and loud streams. Welcome back to Valley Falls Park. I had come here over the winter and remarked on how likely the streams looked, as well as the signs posted prohibiting fishing. Luckily those signs were illegal and erroneous. First stop; the "sunfish pond" I was advised to practice on. They were there, but nobody was biting. Let's go find small pools and open spaces to cast!