Monday, August 6, 2012

The Ultralight Championship

(Insert Eye of the Tiger here....)

Well, here it is at last. (Long last, I know....) Tenkara pitted against a 2wt. They go blow for blow to finally put to rest the speculation on which is the Ultimate in Fly Fishing. Can Western Fly Fishing stay on top, or will it be trumped by this millenia-old new comer?

The Tenkara rod used for this is the Fountainhead 11' Caddis rod with a furled thread leader. I will admit now that I really like this rod. So much that I haven't yet felt the need to "upgrade" to a TenkaraUSA rod. Sorry Daniel-san (I wonder how often he hears that one....?) If you want a bit of a comparison between the Caddis and the TenkaraUSA Iwana, Troutrageous! did a great one here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fly of the Week: Shad Fly

Do to a hectic schedule, a laptop that was down all last week (hence no FotW last week) and being a bit under the weather this week, things have been a bit quiet around here. I have to apologize for that, things will pick up again, promise!

Here's a neat little warm water baitfish fly: the Shad.