Two Best Kept Secret Big River Tenkara Tactics (Video)

9 CommentsThursday, 3 August 2017  |  Paul G

Infamous #3 nylon level line tactics PLUS monster kebari/long-line techniques: On-stream Demos with KARASU 400

Go up a gear with your large-river Tenkara (Number 3 Nylon Available Here:


Did you miss Lesson 1 from this series? Check it out here:

Now you can also 7x your success with Lesson 3:

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Paul & JP



Eberhard Scheibe
Thursday, 3 August 2017  |  16:56

I like your professional words and hints to give us your very important knowlegdge. I had learned some weeks ago a stiff hackle Kebari can be anchored easily by using a light line (5m of 0,31mm Monofilament). Your demonstrations shows clearly the advantages by using a long and light line.
Thank you very much.

Paul Gaskell
Thursday, 3 August 2017  |  21:43

Many thanks Eberhard, we'll be doing more content on this soon too.


Thursday, 3 August 2017  |  20:43

Great video regarding the #3 nylon line. Where can I purchase this type of line?

Paul Gaskell
Thursday, 3 August 2017  |  21:47

Hi Jeff, thanks and we'll be stocking the exact right stuff on our site in the near future. Keep an eye out on here and maybe sign up for updates on our blog feed (and definitely join the Tenkara in Focus Facebook group (not just the page) if you're on Facebook.


Alex Argyros
Thursday, 3 August 2017  |  21:53

Terrific video. Many thanks.

I was wondering about visual strike detection when using a #3 mono line. If one doesn't see the fish take the fly, how do you detect the take? The line looks pretty invisible, so I assume that you're using some kind of sighter. Is that correct?

Thursday, 3 August 2017  |  23:18

The line is actually quite visible, it's just that it's very fine AND the camera needed to be so far away to capture the full distance of the cast... we even struggled to fit the tip of the rod in shot and the camera was a long way back.

Adding almost any kind of sighter would really upset the balance of the whole setup - you actually feel a difference if you use a tippet ring or even the wrong kind of knot.

When the line is so light you also see quite a lot of movement with even a gentle take.

Paul Gaskell
Friday, 4 August 2017  |  10:56

Just to add to what JP said, most of the time you will be fishing in the upper 20cm of water and, with polarising sunglasses, you can actually watch for signs of a fish turning on your Kebari (fly) too.


Friday, 4 August 2017  |  19:52

Fantastic coverage of a technique I'll be putting to use here as the hot, still, scorching days of August settle in over Texas and the fish get a little more difficult to bring up from the cooler depths.

The majority of my fishing is on ponds and lakes, so any drift is related to wind currents rather than water flow. Often times the wind is so strong or gusty, I'll use a titanium line, but usually its fluorocarbon. I have some nylon lines, but they are tapered and fixed length, so I'll be looking forward to when you offer those for purchase.

Thanks for your commitment and continuing to up your game with each presentation.


Paul G
Saturday, 5 August 2017  |  13:11

Thank you for sharing your Texas Tenkara experiences Michael :) I'm really glad that you're enjoying our content and adapting approaches to your local conditions :)