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At the vise

by Terry Farmer

Ever since Chris led me to the "dark side" I've been devouring everything I can find concerning ultralight spin fishing. Notable finds were Erne St. Clare's 'The Modern Science of Spin Fishing' and Joe Robinson's 'Piscatorial Absurdities'. Joe's book led me to try tying jig hook "flures". Chris's Cultiva JH 85 jig hooks are perfect for this pursuit. Further inspiration came from two of the most popular Tenkara flies ever, the Keeper Kebari and the Killer Bugger. I also added a soft bait to my latest Triple Threat flure box. My hackle skills are grossly substandard but I doubt the fish will care much.

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Jun 27, 2018
another NM fisher
by: bill piatek

Hey Terry,
Not much place to fish this summer eh?

I've had a fair amount of success with those jigheads on the Jemez. Either Chris's pinworms or Berkley trout worm pieces. Not now tho. :-/


Jun 27, 2018
by: Terry Farmer

Hey Bill,
I agree. The forest closings (fires) and extreme temps have pretty much shut down my fishing so far this year, not to mention foot surgery in March. I would like to meet you sometime. Perhaps Chris could share my email with you and we could get together for lunch or coffee somewhere. Best regards.

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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.