11/17/15 @ 11:16 AM
11/18/15 @ 6:09 AM
From what I understand, when fishing tenkara, you use a heavy line that is the length of your bamboo pole or a little longer. The only difference is you're using a fly for bait. That's why they use the heavy line. We used any line we could get a hold of out of Dad's fishing supplies. Sometimes it was heavy line, which was good because it lasted longer and was more manageable. The only difference was not using a fly. Tenkara line isn't long with slack like fly fishing. The only thing different I can think of is its top water and bamboo, and I was under water with Kane. Not rocket science. Interesting though. They have different fish than we have, but The biggest reason I believe they use their set up is its cheap. So was ours.
11/17/15 @ 7:15 PM
11/17/15 @ 6:41 PM
I looked it up too. It's basically Kane pole fishing, acting like you're Fly Fishing but really not? It's cheap, and they had plenty of Bamboo. We used Kane poles in creeks and rivers. Basically the same thing but it is a much more Romantic name. IMO I'm not trying to be a smart Alec either.