Wednesday, February 9, 2011
New Tenkara Fly 'The Grinch' & (Warning) A Fish Heavy Post
Again with my daughters advise and to give her gaudy Grinch a fair shot, I rigged it up on the Tenkara rod and tossed it out in the stream. BAM!!! The fish to the left was caught on the second or third cast. And the two fish below soon followed with very little effort.
Mark this post - THE GRINCH - a killer for holding trout.
After I wore out the "Grinch" I thought I'd give my "Black Widow" a shot at the action. Unlike the Grinch, the Widow was much harder to see under water and although I saw fish following it around, it took quite a while before a hook-up took place.
I did have a few takes but was unable to bring them in. That was until this guy showed up. It was probably the best colored trout of the day. I had to put down the camera phone and have my wife break out the good camera for this one. As the saying goes - I have saved the best for last.
In the end it was truly one of the best days I have spent fishing in a long while. The kids had a great time and I believe that even though the temp never reached above 40 deg, my wife had a great time. (She hates the cold more than anything). Below is a pic of the trout swimming around the holding tanks in the hatchery. The kids loved it!
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