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Beat the Heat!

Yesterday was a near record for warm temperatures with a high of 90 in Asheville. We got out of town and enjoyed cooler temps on lower water where this beautiful Brown topped off a fun and productive morning. After lunch … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef?

Yesterday as we were fishing we looked down to see a large school of brightly colored “minnows” swirling in front of us. They looked like tropical fish from a coral reef somewhere. In fact, they were locals, Tennessee Shiners from … Continue reading

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Doing Good…and doing Well!

Good karma is a beautiful thing. These two wonderful tenkara anglers supported the last of my four “Tenkara Tuesdays for TU” and the river showed its appreciation for their conservation mindedness with some great fishing. These two monsters put our … Continue reading

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This is How We do It!

Take a look at the excellent angling form of the tenkara first timer above. Rod tip high and leading the fly downstream, line tidy and ready for a take, fly drifting drag free with the current (flowing from right to … Continue reading

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There is a Santa Claus…and she’s awesome!

I am always honored when someone gives a gift of tenkara fishing with me to a loved one. There’s an added level of motivation to make sure the day goes as well as it can. Yesterday, it certainly did. The … Continue reading

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If You don’t Have a Plan….

..you won’t have anything to deviate from. We arrived at the river the other day to find it unexpectedly high and off color due to unforecast overnight rain up in the drainage. So “Plan A” to fish a spot that … Continue reading

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Friends, Fun and Yes, Also Fishing!

What a great day I had yesterday with two good friends from our local Trout Unlimited chapter. They were already deadly fly fishers and took to tenkara quickly. More important than their angling skills, they brought an awesome spirit of … Continue reading

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It’s Spring….Maybe?

We had some crazy swings in temperature over the past weekend. We started Sunday morning below freezing and finished the day near seventy. The only thing that stayed consistent was good fishing all day. I was out with these two … Continue reading

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Next, Next Gen Tenkara

If I turned you down for a trip last week it was because I had cleared my calendar for my two favorite fishermen, my grandsons. They were on spring break and we got in as much stream time as we … Continue reading

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Good Karma!

These two tenkara first-timers joined me today as part of a fundraiser for the Land O’Sky chapter of Trout Unlimited. Their generosity was rewarded with some wonderful fishing and a beautiful morning on the stream. If you aren’t a TU … Continue reading

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