Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by Pastor Chris, May 11, 2018.
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Man, this site is going to be the death of my bank account I swear! I'm not in, I don't think I can wait my turn to try one out lol. I've been a bass fishermen for many years and fly fishing never really appealed to me, it always seemed like more of an investment than I was willing to spend just to see if I liked it or not. To be honest I looked into it once and the cost of the backing turned me off quickly. The simplicity and size of this type of the Tenkara system appeals to me quite a bit though. I don't suppose you fellas could recommend a decent starter kit that isn't going to cost me 2-300 bucks?
First off I'd say give the pass around a shot, it make convince you on the quality of a more expensive rod.
Second, I have an excellent rod that I love. The Badger Tenkara "Bad Axe".
It's brought in trout between two inches and fourteen, I've even hooked up and brought 16"+ largemouth in with it.
As for lines and flies, start with a simple level line, some 5x tippet and pick up some of the cheapest flies you can find. You WILL lose them.
Have fun, I know I have!
Believe me I know all about expensive rods! I went through the same dilemma when I first really got into bass fishing, it took me a couple of years of exclusively buying the cheap stuff before I made the plunge to the high end rods and reels. The difference in my mind being I’ll be traipsing around in the field with this rod and I’d be a lot less worried about tearing it up if I only spent 100 bucks or so on it.
Badger Tenkara makes a great rod, like @CivilizationDropout said the Bad Axe is a nice rod for the money and one I highly recommend.
If June is still open I would like to give it a go !!!
Your all set Kevin!
Cool Thanks !!!
Any takers for April?
I have a Nissin Pro-Spec zoom in that size or I would be all over April. If there is anyone in CT who wants to give Tenkara and this pass-around a try, I'd be happy to tag along as a poor mans teacher/guide.
The set is off to @AlexD and should arrive tomorrow for his turn with it. He has scouted some nice looking spots so we can look forward to an excellent report!
Any updates!!! @AlexD
I have a report from early May I’ll be posting. The middle of the month was blown out with high water, but I’m hoping for some good action this coming week. The rod is sweet!
Yea the rain here has everything at or above flood stage
Looking forward to the report! Start a thread under Outings, Trips and Expeditions and just put a link here.
@AlexD and @adkwalker be sure to remain in communication about getting it from one part of NY to the other, or maybe just meet in-between!
Link to my May passaround report:
What a great idea! Thanks for doing this, and for those of you participating...you'll really like tenkara!
It could have been perfect, and @adkwalker is ready to send it to me, but I'm not ready for it right now. @Primordial is next I believe? @Pastor Chris, could you please bump me back to the end of line?
Is that cool with @Primordial and @clueless on the delaware ?
Ok with me. I'll make time to take it out.
Ok @adkwalker please send the set to @Primordial idnyou haven’t arranged that already!
@bacpacjac if @clueless on the delaware is good with switching we can bump you to the last spot.
Changes have been made in the second post to reflect where we currently are. Thanks all!
Thanks for understanding guys! I really want to try it and I'm happy to wait as long as it takes. Tight lines, my friends!!
Get on those fish!
@Pastor Chris. I'm in no rush right now. Just started a new job and I'm working so many hours I barely have time to sleep, let alone fish.
Just checking in. @Primordial has the set arrived to you yet?
I have it!
He's got it!!
Take it on the left foot....
I haven’t been on the forum much during the very busy summer at church, but @Primordial should still have the set and it is going to @bacpacjac next. Is that still good for both of you?
Still good. I plan to send it out soon. Have an outing/ TR coming up for the rod and then it's heading out to whomever is next.
I need to go WAY to the end of the line. It's just not manageable for me right now. Sorry to muck things up, gang.
Ok @Primordial can you reach out to @clueless on the delaware and arrange shipment to him? We will see where it goes from there. Probably back to me for awhile
@Pastor Chris and @Primordial ,
I appreciate it fellas, but work has me busier than the one legged man at a butt kicking contest. I'd rather get skipped untill I know I'll have a chance to actually use it.
No problem, we all know how life overtakes our plans at times.
Primordial can sed it back to me after he play a bit more then.
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I second the bump.
GET AFTER IT!!