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One Fly for the Tenkara Holidays

One Fly for the Tenkara Holidays . . .

 

TTMP Clan Green Guarantee 12 2015

“Six Green Guarantee!” (NYC 12 2015)

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Gift giving. Among anglers the act can be a delicate wade on slippery surfaces. Some people may even take offense as far as viewing an offer as a hard press unwanted.

Gift giver I may be. The acceptance of a fly pattern example, a kebari, perhaps as a holiday present, a simple gift from a friend or acquaintance who ties is, when from me, an act and an artifact of interaction akin to a card: business, birthday, or holiday.

If the gift offered comes in duplicate, or more, fish the fly! Mix the gift pattern with your own for the classic swing or two in a flow’s current seam.

“Tenkara is One Fly Fishing” has been offered as a koan, as well as a sales absorbing orthodoxy, yet I have met masters who swing tandem soft hackles on a long furled leader with the grace of every other magician who has penned a trout treatise.

One Fly. The inquiry begs an absolute or other from every voice. Is there an answer . . . yet?

Meanwhile, fish that gift fly, or deconstruct the recipe for future fun with one fly on the water.

 

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When the good wine flows as fast as a pocket water flow, one knows many more than expected have arrived. Plenty of guests made a party for the NYC Tenkara Club in Manhattan, New York City. A table appointed well greeted the second floor guest at Orvis, 489 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Saddle hackles hung in rows and a white screen displayed slide show views of tenkara fisheries and fishers employed with a variety of matched tackle. Adam Klag displayed tenkara rods short and light along longer models capable of tangling with major Cyprinidae.

Respected voices filled the space with Q&A and useful demonstrations of tackle management.

“What About One Fly?”

There it was, then. The Question.

I refer to my Tenkara Fly Code first shared in May of 2012:

https://tenkaratakesmanhattan.com/2012/05/01/a-tenkara-fly-code/

That is my “Fly Box Flashback” for the close of December, 2015.

Time since New York City’s tenkara public meeting has since been spent with irony tying multiple patterns. So far from One Fly has been in part inspired by this recent gathering of tenkara angling kin. If I were a cub reporter and copy editor in attendance on December 8, I would have titled my reportage:

Tenkara Takes Manhattan

. . . the i-RON-y.

– rPs 12 14 2015

 

Postscript: My 2015 holidays season’s tenkara gift suggestions and recommendations in random order:

Crooked Lines by Dominic Garnett

http://dgfishing.co.uk/product/crooked-lines/

Nissin Flying Dragon Carp Rod at Tenkara Bum

http://www.tenkarabum.com/nissin-flying-dragon-carp-rod.html

Simple Flies by Morgan Lyle

http://www.amazon.com/Morgan-Lyle/e/B0196QS5OG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Tenkara Flies by Anthony Naples

http://www.tenkarabum.com/anthony-naples-tenkara-flies.html

fallons angler issue 4

http://fallonsangler.net/product/fallons-angler-issue-4/

 

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Fall, in Four

Fall, in Four . . .

 

fallon's angler issue 4

fallon’s angler
issue 4

 

Autumn has turned in step with a switch. The T-shirt, the staple of summer, becomes a core submerged in fall flannel surfaced by a heavy cotton sweater. The minimal rain or wading jacket covers the rest of the usual required reading of the weather. When you run to the water, sleeves long underneath a second with ones short fit well. Mittens? Not quite yet, but closer.

Time to turn more indoors. The view out a Manhattan window looks onto shaded brick holding ivy, a few trees tired of green, thinning below a blue lens of sky holding hovering glowing vapor trails. Or else the sky presses down, flat and white, with wind gusts up to thirty or so MPH. A spatter of rain sizzles on the glass still half open until late evening. That seasonal switch, again, in kinetic action.

Turned more indoors, a new bookcase gets assembled. Shelves, installed, meant to be filled. Time, then, indoors; time for letters: books, tying manuals, some poems or lyrics or lyric poems as well as stories, some classics matched with new ones.

Fallon’s Angler issue #4 begins the October reading list assured. The short story “Cliffhanger” offers my side of the tale alongside works by the likes of Dominic Garnett, Chris Yates, and the General.

Visit the fallon’s angler website:  http://fallonsangler.net/product/fallons-angler-issue-4/

 

HOW TO FISH CHRIS YATES

HOW TO FISH
CHRIS YATES

 

— rPs 10 05 2015

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