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Here is a great choice for you Texans. The Trinity is an awesome watershed and very beautiful. It has a good population of nice fish and it's not to crowded. So far, but of course it's hard to keep a good thing secret for long. Stuart's Fork is in a lovely canyon, and good fishing from the mouth - upstream about 12 miles with lots of tributaries, all of which contain good rainbow populations, with short casts perfect for Tenkara techniques. Higher up the Stuart's Fork, brook trout are found. If you like the area, you might check out Coffee...

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Bluegill were made for fly fishing. They are one of my favorite fish. What great fighters! Especially those big males. I'll just make a list of what I know from here in the North. My suggestions may or may not be strictly Tenkara style, or useful for you, but are what work for me and flies that have proven popular here in the store. Are you fishing for them in deeper water? Or when they are inshore defending nests? Water temperature is key. They move inshore when the water reaches about 70 degrees F.Reason I ask is... if they are...

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Not a match the hatch game, Tenkara is all about combining stream side technique with a few favorite fly patterns, and a thoughtful approach. Especially with flies that look like a lot of various food sources that the fish will be focusing on at the time. But most especially, flies that appear to move and breath life into your angling presentation. Begin your tenkara experience on small ponds and lakes fishing for sunfish or bass, and with some imported Tenkara flies. They are cheap, and you are going to loose them.I want to tell a story of a young lady,...

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The Beaverkill is a very fertile stream, rich in insect life, and which generally tend to be small in size, #14 - 22. I usually recommend the wool body kebari for subsurface fishing , and the simplified thread body & rooster hackle kebari for drys. Actually, you can get by with a simple selection since tenkara techniques are so effective in luring trout.Most hatches occur in the spring months through June, but Cinnamon & Spotted Sedges may be active during your trip. For subsurface fishing Skye's Bracken or leprechaun in size #16 works well for these. For dry flies, a...

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Tenkara lends itself very well to sub-surface angling techniques. Tenkara is also more useful on generally open streams, while I have found Western fly fishing techniques (which is more complicated) to be more useful on tiny thick, brushy streams. But it all depends upon the skill of the angler. Try using shorter line lengths on your Tenkara rod for those overgrown waters.I personally lean toward wool body flies for this type of fishing. Generally you see smaller size #16-18 and darker flies like black or dark brown, and mohogany early in the season, changing to larger size #14-12 and brighter...

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