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Postby wyldechylde77 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:56 pm

Hey all,

Came across this video and I immediately thought of Mr. Stanley. After watching it, I was floored at the fishing that can be had there. Just a beautiful video overall, thought you might like to watch it if any of haven't already seen it

http://youtu.be/YUlz3ohRMbE
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Re: For Stanley

Postby Yellowstone7 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:02 am

Hi Chuck and Everyone:

Thanks for thinking of me. :P I saw the HK fishing video and it was very interesting indeed. In fact the first stream shown on the video (now a drainage channel through suburb town) used to offer some good fishing but it has become so polluted in the past 10-15 years that I am surprised that any fish can live in it at all. The mini tarpon was interesting though.

I was interested in the fishing pole that he was using in catching the chubs in the small creeks. It seemed to be a very specialized small long fly rod without a reel. Kind of like the ones we would use when fishing the canals in Holland for smaller fish.

We have some major reservoirs in HK where you can still catch some large carps, breams, snakeheads and an occasional Black Bass. If he had contacted me when he was in HK I could have pointed him to some big private fish ponds where he will be able to catch large carps in the 30-40 lb range with a fly. That would put some serious strain on his light fly rod! :lol:

HK is a great cosmopolitan city and one of the world's three major financial centers but fishing paradise it is not. Remember the spoof outing I made on Hong Kong fishing? I thought I stated the case pretty well. For those new members who have not seen, or tried the "Hong Kong Gold Digger Fantasy" outing. I suggest you give this outing a try. You will get a big laugh out of it. :lol:

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Re: For Stanley

Postby wyldechylde77 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:19 pm

The small fly rod with no reel is a Tenkara rod, basically as pure a form of fly fishing there is. Tenkara fishing is something that greatly interests me, and something I would certainly like to try my hand at. Here are some links for you about Tenkara:

http://www.tenkarausa.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenkara_fishing

and a TERRIFIC YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N40BOFYKR38
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Re: For Stanley

Postby Yellowstone7 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:44 pm

Hi Chuck:

Very interesting way to fish. You might want to try that in your little creek full of Brookies. :P Wondered what happened when he hooks a big fish though. I think the fish will win! :lol:

By the way, the video is fantastic and really well done. Always enjoy seeing a quality fishing video like that. Thanks for the link!

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Re: For Stanley

Postby wyldechylde77 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:01 pm

Haha! Here's your answer!!

http://youtu.be/HZm47dlTa9A

Talk about a challenge!! Also, look along the sidebars for more videos about Tenkara. Tenkara fly fishing has really piqued my interest for months now, ever since I got into fly fishing. Funny you would mention the creek in Great Valley, that is exactly where I was thinking of trying it out haha! I am thinking that my next rod will be a small 3wt fly combo, like 7' or less, but I am seriously considering Tenkara as well, even though they are a little more expensive.
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Re: For Stanley

Postby Yellowstone7 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:17 pm

Hi Chuck:

That is an interesting way to land a fish. LOL You can save some serious money by buying a rod blank from one of the reputable manufacturers and build your own rod. It is pretty easy to do as you don't have to worry about the reel seat. This part is expensive in a quality rod. I used to have a one piece, six foot, 3 weight rod that I used to fish tight and small brushy streams. The technique is very similar to what you see in the videos.

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