We went for a family hike today and I brought the Yamame Tenkara rod along. The hike was HOT HOT HOT but the kids were troopers! Stopped at several points to see what lived in the waters along this stretch of the Potomac River. Hooked up with mostly a few different species of sunfish, but did lose a bass and I did see some trout (that did not give me the time of day with the scud I presented). La even caught a fish! Marlon and I also saw a bronze snake hanging out in the water along a river bank - we are going to have to get better on our inland aquatic species identification (that's what happens when you transplant salty surfers inland...) - we will make the most of this and we will have lots of fun along the way!