Perseverance
Jul06

Perseverance

This weekend, my family and I rented a condo in Estes Park that’s right on the Fall River. It was really a family trip, not a fishing trip, but I took my tenkara gear anyway. I’ve been caught off guard too many times without a rod after stumbling on to easy fishing opportunities. So now, I take at least some gear with me wherever I go. This particular stretch of river by the condo isn’t exactly blue-ribbon water....

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After the Flood
Oct03

After the Flood

I took the day off from work today to hit Clear Creek thinking the water levels might have come down a little since I was there last weekend.  Nope. Still running high, but fishable.  I also wanted to check out what condition the recent flooding had left the stream in.  Unfortunately, two of my suspicions might have been confirmed. When I first saw pictures and videos of the flood, I had two concerns: 1.  Would there be a large fish...

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Boulder Creek 7/23/2013
Jul23

Boulder Creek 7/23/2013

Today was one of those days where the fishing was so good that you shun all mortal needs until your body just can’t take it anymore.  And all of a sudden, it finally hits you:  you’re starving, dehydrated, and really (really) have to go to the bathroom. I headed to a section of Boulder Creek about three and a half miles up from Boulder Falls that has a lot of nice pools and pocket water.  I figured this would be good...

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Clear Creek 4/21/2013
Apr21

Clear Creek 4/21/2013

I got to give my Oni rod and Tenkara USA Ayu II a workout today on clear creek again.  This time, with avid tenkara angler, Phil Echelman.  It was a great day with lots of fish caught, and some neat streamside discoveries. I actually started fishing just above tunnel #1before I met up with Phil.  By 9:30, a lot of spots I wanted to hit were already taken so I decided to stop at the first pull off that was vacant and make a few casts...

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Clear Creek 4/6/2013 & Oni Rod Field Test
Apr07

Clear Creek 4/6/2013 & Oni Rod Field Test

A few posts ago, I wrote about my initial impressions of the Tenkara no Oni rod and this weekend, I finally got a chance to give it a workout on Clear Creek outside of Golden, CO.  Not only was the fishing great, but my field test confirmed a lot of what I had expected of the rod.   Oni Knots   Clear Creek is a fast flowing stream with a good mix of pocket water and pools that probably resembles a lot of the streams tenkara...

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South Platte River 12/27/2012
Dec27

South Platte River 12/27/2012

I hit the South Platte today since it was one of the only rivers that isn’t frozen over right now.  I didn’t expect to catch much because, well…it’s the S. Platte in December.  And, my expectations were met. I only caught one (small) rainbow. But I can’t complain.  After all, it was a frigid day on one of the toughest rivers in Colorado.  So cold in fact, my net froze: I brought my old Orvis...

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