I started Sunday morning trying out an idea that has been rolling around in my brain for a couple of months. I call it "sTankara". sTankara combines some of the trendiest things going in fly fishing into one ridiculous package. Tenkara, minimalism, fly fishing for carp and two-handed spey casting. It starts with a 12' "Uncle Bucks" graphite collapsible crappie pole (12 bucks at Bass Pro) rigged Tenkara style and fished two-handed. It ends with a carp. Hell if I know what goes down in between.
Hooking two carp on my sTankara pole today brought some crushing clarity though. First of all this may not be the best idea I ever had. Second of all, attaching the line to the pole with a couple of over-hand knots will not and I repeat NOT get the job done. Finally, I am gonna need a bigger stick or some smaller carp. You didn't actually think I would give up just because it is a stupid idea did you?
The action starts at 0:38. Going to a section of river with bigger than average fish to try this out was as inexplicable as trying it out in the first place.