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Monkey Around

March 20, 2017

March 19, 2016

Today seemed liked a good day to monkey around on the Kinni.  Another breezy but relatively mild spring day on the water.  32 degrees when I arrived and about 48 degrees when I left around noon.  Enjoyed a few bites of Monkey Bread from Honey and Rye before hitting the water and thus the inspiration for the title of this post. Although for reasons you shall soon read, I thought about calling it “Look Ma, No Reel.”

Monkey Bread

Caramel pillows

Warm cinnamon and honey

Gooey Monkey Bread

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The last time I was on the Kinni I found my self tangled in the shrubs, branches, etc. and thought about dusting off the Tenkara rod that I acquired several years ago.  Come to think of it, I’d never used it to fish for trout.  I think the only time I’ve used it previously was to catch bluegills on Hyland Lake.

Turned out that the Tenkara rod was a perfect tool to use on a small stream such as the Kinni.  Using a Frenchie/Pink Squirrel, with a red midge as a dropper, I caught numerous fish of varying sizes.  Probably a few more on the midge but the bigger fish on the Frenchie. Missed many more that jumped or spit the hook.  Saw only a handful of rises as a stiff breeze was ruffling the water pretty good.

I will definitely use the Tenkara rod again.   Can’t wait to try it with dries.  No tangles.  Handled the larger fish well.  Didn’t miss the reel.

– Hats

 

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