Nothing crazy to write about today, but I did get out and do just a little (local) fishing this weekend.
Living down here in North Florida, there aren't that many like-minded folks who actually enjoy (or understand) the fun and frivolity of fly fishing for bass with tenkara rods. Fortunately, my friend Lee is one of them, and we met up on Saturday evening to hit one of the neighborhood parks.
Fishing wasn't fast, nor furious, but we caught more than our fair share of small bass and aggressive bream.
|Arms strategically extended to exaggerate size of fish|
And for those gearheads out there curious about what tackle we were using... We were both slinging Dragontail Hellbender rods, Lee opting for floating line, and myself a furled line.
A black woolly bugger seemed to work best for me, and Lee had luck with both a small popper and a simple fly consisting of a hook with a few wraps of gray dubbing.
Simple, fun, & effective... and no fingers lost to stray gators. A win on many levels!
Oh, and if you happened to stumble on this post and actually do want to learn more about the dark art of Florida "tenkara," please check out our Facebook group on the subject HERE.