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Fishing “Tenkara”… “From the Skies”!

One of the great joys of tenkara fishing is that nature can provide some wonderful surprises from time to time.  An unexpected visit from this huge Bald Eagle was our surprise on Tuesday.  We weren’t about to to remind him … Continue reading

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Walk Softly and Carry a Tenkara rod

Wow could we use some rain.  Conditions are low, slow and super spooky.  That didn’t stop this quick-learning tenkara newcomer from landing some beautiful fish today on a sunny and cool October morning.  Patience was the order of the day, … Continue reading

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Taking the Pulse

A while back I was volunteering on a Brook Trout restoration project over in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Yesterday I got the chance to once again join their outstanding Fisheries crew to do a survey on those same … Continue reading

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Father+Son+Trout=Fun!

I admit, trout aren’t really necessary for dads and their sons to enjoy time together, but if you’re tenkara fishing, they’re a nice addition!   Trout were in plentiful supply yesterday when I had the pleasure of sharing an outing with … Continue reading

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I Heart Hornyheads

I really do.  I love all the incredible creatures that occupy our streams but these guys are just cool.  Properly known as a River Chub, this little fish plays a vital role in many of the same streams where we … Continue reading

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Catch the Brookie Bug

Who would hike 4 miles and spend  hours crawling over boulders to catch a little fish like this?  I would!  And so would the smiling tenkara ace picture below.  You might think that’s crazy and it is…crazy fun.   You’re looking … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash

I am always honored when someone makes a trip with Unreel Fly Fishing a gift to friend or  loved one.  Today that honor was bestowed on me by the proud dad you see in these pictures when he and his … Continue reading

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