|River Ribble at Settle|
Working up the river I alternated between casting a CDC Upwing dry fly on my 9' #4 rod and the same pattern using the Tenkara rod, trying to determine advantages and disadvantages of each. I had fish to both and I need more time before I draw up conclusions.
|A fish on the tenkara rod|
I ended the day French nymphing with the Tenkara rod - my inexperience with it lost my biggest trout of the day trying to land it too quickly. I finished with around 20 fish landed all on the same dry fly pattern. Not bad for the first trip of the year. It was 21C back at the car as I left at 16:00hrs.