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#1 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:44 PM

I was wondering if anyone on this site Micro-fishes? I got started last year and I love it! So many new species I've caught! It originated from the Japanese tanago fishing. Finding info on it is kinda difficult, but two websites have pretty good stuff.

http://microfishing.com/about/

http://www.tenkarabu...ro-fishing.html

So far I've only caught three species of micros, but with all the new little fish I saw at the brook I found today, hopefully that number will rise a little.
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#2 mikechell

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:06 AM

I hope you are taking photos of these tiny fish.  They'll make good pattern references for baitfish flies.


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#3 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:09 AM

:D
<p>"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present." - Anonymous"

Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope

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#4 André Ribeiro

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

Yes, in fact, most of the time! biggrin.png

 

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There are other micro species in the rivers I usually go fishing, but hook them using a fly, is a challenge.

 

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Keep on trying. biggrin.pngbiggrin.pngbiggrin.png

 

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#5 mikechell

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

Andre' ... what kinds of beast are those?  They don't look like shad or shiners ... minnows?  some type of immature fry?


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

I'm gonna take a shot at the ID. That's the hardest part is identifying the fish. Is the top one a bitterling, the middle is a trout fry, And the bottom a Johnny darter?
<p>"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present." - Anonymous"

Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope

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Tenkara is only for little fish!                                                                     </p>

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

All this time I thought physical therapy for hyperextended ligaments & chipped bone in the elbow with the #2 weight while catching a few palm sized fish on a #16 variation of a Letort cricket was ultralight fly fishing it turns out to be micro fishing ! Must have beat the waters to a froth with that DT-2-F with a 7X leader, scaring off the crappie & largemouths leaving the micro fish.......

#8 mikechell

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Wow, Dave ... I don't think I could've typed out that mouth full ... I know I could read it out loud in one breath!!!

 

But you were Ultra-light fishing.

Micro-light requires a rod made from the stripped quill of a Peacock feather, a fly line made of dental floss and a leader made of spider web fresh from the previous night's "spinning".


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:04 PM

many years back, my wife and I used to go fishing for snook at night with live bait,... preferably small pinfish.  During the preceding day we would go cane pole fishing for bait, using tiny hooks.  Can't recall the hook size but the gap couldn't have been bigger than 1/8 inch.  For bait we chopped up frozen shrimp.  We caught lots of other interesting fish, including blennies, gobies, clingfish, juvenile snappers, even a tiny red grouper.  Some of these we kept in a saltwater aquarium.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

Wow, Dave ... I don't think I could've typed out that mouth full ... I know I could read it out loud in one breath!!!
 
But you were Ultra-light fishing.
Micro-light requires a rod made from the stripped quill of a Peacock feather, a fly line made of dental floss and a leader made of spider web fresh from the previous night's "spinning".


They're just about a mouthful of sushi size & while I'm guessing all those palm sized trout caught on a Front Range Tour in Colorado years ago was also ultralight fly fishing instead of micro fishing; even though most of the baitfish while snookin' on the beach were larger than the trout. Next beach walkabout will have to see if there's some dental floss to attach to the quill of a feather & some silk thread........

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

Andre' ... what kinds of beast are those?  They don't look like shad or shiners ... minnows?  some type of immature fry?

 

 

I'm gonna take a shot at the ID. That's the hardest part is identifying the fish. Is the top one a bitterling, the middle is a trout fry, And the bottom a Johnny darter?

 

Guys, in order they're: Astyanax brevirhinus (lambari do rabo amarelo - yellow fin lambari), Bryconops melanurus (lambari de sangue - blood lambari) and Characidium sp. (mocinha - little lady). 

 

They're not immature frys they're adults and probably able to reproduce.smile.png


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:55 PM

I didn't know that it was called micro fishing. I have considered it a "save the day option" because the trout either won't cooperate or they are somewhere else in the creek and at least I can catch something so that I don't have to say that I got skunked.  I usually don't use an indicator if I am using nymphs in a smaller creek and just pay close attention to the end of my line for anything out of the ordinary. I think it is a challenge to detect a strike from a tiny little fish on a tiny little fly.  It's fun to tie on a tiny dry also and watch the little fellows hit it very aggressively.  Now I can't wait to go fishing with my son again. If I happen to get into some larger trout than him now I can tell him that he is just micro fishing..... 


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

Micro fishing needs micro equipment

 

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#14 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

No flytire that's for making you catch look bigger!
<p>"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present." - Anonymous"

Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope

"To him, all good things -trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy." - Norman Maclean  "A River Runs Through It"

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#15 André Ribeiro

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:18 AM

This could be great, but I think the rod is too short. Sometimes you need a little longer casts and perform these casts with this rod certainly should be a challenge. wacko.png
 
I use a #1 outfit: TFO Finesse #1 rod (6'9" long), TFO BVK #0 reel and Rio Trout LT #1 line. It´s still heavy for these micro fishes (in fact I think even that micro equipment is), but it works very well, it´s fine light and good for casts.
 
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