To fish a Japanse Hachen “ITOU” is this year’s my goal. Japanse Hachen “ITOU” inhabits in Hokkaido.
I went to famous hachen river “BEKKANBEUSHI river” in HOKKAIDO. I leave the hotel at 7 o’clock. The guide picked up and drive for 40-minute to the base camp places in the vicinity of Bekanbeushikawa. So getting ready, transfer the car, running for about 5 minutes while towing the boat.
We ride the boat at small river. I started the casting while down leave the ship to the flow of the river.
“BEKKANBEUSHI river” is narrow and slow river. Japanese hachen inhabit near the riverbank. So I need casting in correct.
Good fly is streamer like a surf smelt.
Slow retrieve is good.
As the result I caught 2 of Salvelinus Leucomaenis.
I could not catch Japanese Hachen.
But I enjoyed fly fhishing and big nature in Hokkaido.
*East HOKKAIDOU FISHING GUIDE English page