|Largest fish of the day|
On July 6, 2019, I assisted team Zen Tenkara at 5280 Angler Fly Fishing Festivus event, held at Boxwood Gulch This is an annual event and more information is at 5280 Angler Festivus
It was my very first time at Boxwood Gulch, which is private land-water. My job was assisting 5280 Angler clients, who wished to try Zen Tenkara rods
Prior to the start, there was some pre-game chatter about fast-high-dirty water, rigging, and which flies to use. When I fish new water, I utilize the K.I.S.S. principle (i.e., Keep It Simple Stupid). This translates to fish the conditions and think the following:
- Velocity (CFS) and depth of water
- Length of leader-tippet and weight
Anchor Fly: Fast Water Prince Jig
Top Fly: Non-bead pheasant tail
With this very simple rigging and the Suimenka rod, I was happy to see clients catching plenty of big healthy fish.
If you would like to learn how to blend traditional or tight-line nymph fishing with tenkara rod fishing, we offer a 100% customized class, called E.I. Fly 5X
With the 5X class, you tell me what you want to learn and I'll teach you!
PS. I had a great experience -- thank you to Zen Tenkara, 5280 Angler, and Boxwood Gulch.