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March 19, 2016True Confessions..
nate
nate@tetonflyfishing.com
Funny things happened this week. I opted for two things I swore I never would do....

Number one: Me and the lady are headed to Florida in a few weeks for some R & R and fishing. I'll be honest, I never really had any interest in Florida. Always figured if I made it that far southeast, I'd continue on to lesser populated areas (ie. the Bahamas). Well sometimes easy is better, especially when good friends are involved. My good friend Kurt and his wife were kind enough to invite us to join them on Anna Maria Island for a week in April. They've been there a few times before and from the sounds of it, Anna Maria island, located near Tampa on the gulf side, seems like a nice, laid back place to kick up the feet and take it easy. Apparently there are Snook on the beaches and other assorted fish swimming in it's warm waters. Florida's not sounding so bad and I'm getting more and more excited. Naturally I started tying up some flies for the trip.... If anyone out there has any fishing tips for this area, shoot me an email.

Second on the list of things I did this week was ordering a..... wait for it....a tenkara (*cough*) rod. Feel free to make fun now. I'll own up and admit to spending the past few years making fun of tenkara fishing; laughing at the idea of paying money for a glorified cane pole. Maybe it was the dreary weather or the cold i've been battling, maybe I got caught up in the idea of fishing a long noodly rod on small cutthroat streams. In any event, I pulled the trigger and ordered a basic starter rod, line, etc. And I gotta say, after opening it up today, i'm pretty excited. Seems like a cool thing to mess around with. It'll never take the place of my conventional fly fishing tackle, but it may just be a fun "toy" to enjoy a day on the water with. I'll keep you posted....

So there you have it. True confessions from Teton Fly Fishing's world headquarters. Something tells me both of these things are gonna play out alright. Time for some whiskey...







 

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