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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cataloochie

Forest and Light Cataloochie, your forest dense and deep, cold, racing water patiently sculpts mossy stone,   air scented with evergreen and trout,   black bear, curious, watches the angling symphony I conduct with my Iwana.   A hawk’s scream distracts  from the brookie’s strike, and the dim forest suddenly darker.   A detonation of thunder, the deluge begins. … Continue reading »

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“The Wintertime Blues”

Tenkara in the US is, of course, a sport still evolving.  With the publishing of his online literary magazine devoted to tenkara and related topics, “The Wintertime Blues,”, Anthony Naples, author of the fine blog Casting Around has advanced the culture of tenkara in a significant way.  As you have no doubt already discovered, there … Continue reading »

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Coulda’ Knocked Me Over With A Hackle Feather!

  In the almost three years I’ve been tenkara angling on Spring Creek, I’ve yet to encounter another tenkara fisher.  But yesterday I met two anglers who recognized the type of rod I was using, one referring to my Iwana as “one of those Japanese rods” and the other actually calling it “tenkara” by name.  … Continue reading »

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Candace Bergen and the Rolling Stones

There’s a game we fly anglers who pursue trout like to play:  “If you could fish only one fly, what would it be?”  A fun but futile debate because, of course, the choice of fly is entirely subjective, informed by the water you usually fish, perhaps the fly you enjoy tying, the aesthetics of a particular … Continue reading »

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