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So why does the tenkara rod outshine the conventional fly rod on these narrow waters?

Precision presentation is one reason, and the other is the ability to high-stick the faster runs. Having fished the waters of Roan Mountain with a nine foot Redington 5 Weight, switching to an eight-foot tenkara rod aided in better placement of the flies with a delicate presentation. Even using a double nymph rig with a #14 beadheaded stonefly with a #16 black zebra midge dropper, the tenkara reached the deep pocket waters with a natural, drag-free drift. As the temperature continues to rise during the summer, terrestrial patterns will drive these fish crazy.

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