Rio Perception Line, Coho Parr, Johnson's Hanky Panky Fly, Tenkarafest 2013 Reort

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Rio Perception Line
Coho Parr
Hanky Panky Fly

Tenkarafest 2013 Report
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Rio Perception Floating Fly Line

Unprecedented casting control and instantaneous feel. The trout line redefined.
The revolutionary RIO Perception floating trout line helps anglers connect with more fish than ever before. Built with ultra-low stretch ConnectCore Technology, Perception lines provide groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and faster reaction time when setting the hook. The exclusive SureFire color system (RIO’s uniquetri-color distance measure) improves casting accuracy by making it easy to gauge exact distances with a quick glance. It is easier to drop your fly precisely in the center of the feeding lane when you can gauge the exact distance.
  • Unique three-color SureFire system ensures deadly accurate distance control
  • ConnectCore improves casting timing, hook set and mending
  • EasyID tag to quickly identify fly line"
Item Description Size Price To Top
6-20451 Rio Perception Floating Fly Line, Green/Camo/Tan WF3F $89.95 Sale Ended
6-20452 Rio Perception Floating Fly Line, Green/Camo/Tan WF4F $89.95 Sale Ended
6-20453 Rio Perception Floating Fly Line, Green/Camo/Tan WF5F $89.95 Sale Ended
6-20454 Rio Perception Floating Fly Line, Green/Camo/Tan WF6F $89.95 Sale Ended
6-2045 Rio Perception Floating Fly Line, Green/Camo/Tan WF7F $89.95 Sale Ended
6-20456 Rio Perception Floating Fly Line, Green/Camo/Tan WF8F $89.95 Sale Ended
Small Fry
A myriad of Coho parr were found stranded in several receding puddles in a seasonal flood channel far from the main river. One tiny pool was shaded and full of structures for the small fish to hide under. This nutrient rich hole is probably deep enough to shelter the fish until the fall rains bring the river levels back up enough to run water back through the channel. Then the trapped fish will escape. Another puddle, which held 16 parr was obviously not going to last though the summer. Fourteen of these young fish were netted and taken to the main river in a bucket, where they were released with an implied better chance for survival. One never knows for sure if we helped or hindered the natural process. If the shallow pool survives the summer, we probably tipped the odds in favor of the two fish we could not catch, by removing the competition of their kin. As far as the other fourteen, now they are in the big river where water levels won't be a problem, but now they are likely expose to bigger and badder preditors.
Johnson's Hanky Panky Flies
Johnson's Hanky Panky
Well Sometimes even your pet can be a muse. I named this fly after my yellow lab Henry (Hank for short). He is a wild, high energy, free spirit. I wanted a sparse fly that would produce its own background. (The flash in the wing really gets it done). The classic Steelhead colors of purple and chartreuse can't really ever be beat. With the elongated butt with a veil over it provides great visual stimulus for the Steelhead. I like to believe that the last thing the Steelhead sees before he takes your fly is the butt color. Purple is also the best low light color that an angler can use. Next time you're fishing and feeling a little wild, give the Hanky Panky a try. You won't be disappointed.
Item Description Size Price To Top
X2VI37-05 Johnson's Hanky Panky steelhead Fly 5 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended
Tenkarafest 2013 Report
On June 15, Tenkara Master, Dick Sagara, with the help of The Fly Fishing Shop, hosted the first annual Tenkarafest. Tenkara is a traditional Japanese method of fly fishing that might be best described in English as Dapping. A long rod with a fixed length of line is used to place a fly gently on the water so it can be manipulated and moved in a lifelike manner. This method has been described as the angler being a puppeteer and the fly is the puppet. This method is particularly suited for smaller fish, such as trout that can be found in mountain streams.
Half of the enthusiastic crowd were under 15 years old. Temple Fork Outfitters donated a Tenkara rod to a raffle that was limited to the children in the audience. The rod was won by 8-year old Gray Taylor who will no doubt put it to good use near the family cabin on Still Creek.

TFO SH 106

Length: 10' 6"

Perfect for mountain streams that are hemmed in by vegetation.
Closed Length: 20.5"
Rod Weight: 2.5 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
SH 106 Soft Hackle   Faster Action Standard $199.95 Sale Ended
TFO SH 116 Length: 11' 6"
Very good all around. Best for slightly larger streams where longer cast are needed.
Closed Length: 20"
Rod Weight: 2.9 ounces
Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
SH 116 Soft Hackle   Slower Action Standard $199.95 Sale Ended

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Mark, Patty & Crew

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