No doubt. Just being able to fish this time of year is a gift
I have already fished the Radiocraft (in another color), it’s pretty easy to cast with my SeiryuX 45, but not easy with a short (2.4m) rod.
Excited to try this .3g which is allegedly titanium. These were all <Y500 each.
Good find Chris,
なぶら家 [ ? Nakura House ]
アキュラシー 零操 0.3g
Jackall also makes a few different models of 0.4 g microspoons. [マイクロスプーン] & 0.5g
With a little looking around a convenient place to order them could probably be found. I saw one link to Jackall spoons at Walmart, but I doubt they carry the < 1.0g microspoons.
なぶら ＝ The water surface boild according to the movements of the fish
Everyone seems to have found a good Christmas
Now I see the water surface expanding circles from the splashdown of the feather weight micro spoons is the image the company uses.
David I ordered all these from Amazon.jp. All these spoons are shippable to the US, but require a Y2000+ order (easy to do if you aren’t careful haha). In this case it was a Daiwa rod for a friend that got me over Y2000. Many Nissin, Daiwa, and Shimotsuke rods are shippable to the US, and their global DHL is wonderful.
Headwaters fishing ~Chapter 3 ~Tenkara new fishing method! ?
YTC スターひろじ. Sutā Hiroji, Star Hiroji
Headwaters fishing, alternating between using a spoon lure or a kebari.
Absolutely killer for stillwater too. Used one today on my conventional fly rod.
Well isn’t that interesting! Given the date on the video, he could have gotten the idea from the US.
Well, maybe. Or maybe he thought of the idea himself. He is an unconventional tenkara angler. I think even stretching what many people would call free style tenkara [ フリースタイルテンカラ ]
Here is a video from Aug 2017, where he is testing a kebari with a spinner, there is another video showing him testing in a fish water tank at home, but I couldn’t find it quickly.
Long line tenkara real fishing! New work kebari field test !
I think the rod he is using is the Daiwa Expert L LL45.
He also post videos on a second YT channel, but I don’t recall its name. I just stumbled upon it one day, and it looked like one of his videos, I asked if he was also Star Hiroji, and he confirmed that it was also his YT channel. He also said the rod he was using had been Chōji Hosoyama-san’s rod, but it was not clear if he had gotten it directly from Chōji Hosoyama-san himself or indirectly or whether it was a rod he owned or just fishing with the rod that belonged to someone else.
Ah, found it, uploaded 8 Aug 2017.
斬新な毛鉤を作ってみた。I made a novel / innovative kebari.
Ha! Crazy… I came across a koi tenkara (not fixed line fishing… ) article in the Spring 2011 Japanese Headwater magazine… The article also mentioned lake fishing tenkara (in Lake Motosu no less)
There are many misconceptions.
Tenkara is a much more open term in Japan than the purist will have you believe.
But this is not my argument.
I just got a couple and can’t wait to give them a try. I don’t mind if it’s not traditional, as most of my flies are weighted anyway. Most of my fishing takes place in tailwaters sadly, and I think these things will work well there!
Give them a try on the Blue River.
I’ve actually never fished there. Grew up on the LMF, and I’m up by the Lower Illinois now. Occasionally take a trip over to Norfolk or the white in arkansas. I do need to get down there to blue river though for sure!