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New Rod - First Catch

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New Rod - First Catch

Postby Jim Williams » Wed May 27, 2009 2:14 pm

I let myself loose on a favourite trout river today with my new Yamame wand.

Close quarters fly fishing is right up my street and I was not dissappointed as to how delicate & precise this rod could be, it was a gem to cast... a few little tweeks in the casting technique and it was all there.

With a plethora of mayfly (E. Danica) hatching & using a favoured grey Wulff pattern, the following trout amongst others succumbed to this fine art of fishing... here's looking forward to many more, I might even let my clients loose on it!

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Re: New Rod - First Catch

Postby jeffkreager » Wed May 27, 2009 2:44 pm

Sweet pics Jim.

I'll be chasing brownies soon.
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Re: New Rod - First Catch

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Wed May 27, 2009 5:28 pm

Beautiful fish Jim. Sounds like you caught a couple of larger ones too. Makes me drool.
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Re: New Rod - First Catch

Postby pszy22 » Sun May 31, 2009 4:08 pm

Jim,

Curious, did you furl your own line? If so, how did that work out?

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Re: New Rod - First Catch

Postby mhackney » Sun May 31, 2009 4:35 pm

Following me around pszy22? :) j/k

I just completed making a 12' furled line for my Yamame rod. I am using 3 strands in my lines rather than 2 that TenkaraUSA sells and most furled leader makers sell. I like 3 strands for these longer lines because they are much more supple and I have more control over the taper. The lines are "rounder" too. This line was done in 6/0 Unithread thread in light cahill (pale yellow). I'll let you know how it works.

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