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First fish on new Tenkara USA rod

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First fish on new Tenkara USA rod

Postby Wupperfischer » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:11 pm

I got my new Tenkara rods, today was the first day at my river. The first fish on the new AYU 6:4 was a nice chub. The fight in a hard current took about 2 minutes. The rod bend up to the handle.

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Re: First fish on new Tenkara USA rod

Postby CM_Stewart » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:51 pm


Measured against the rod, that's a 20" fish!

I was a bit surprised by how much my Ayu bends on a fish, and I haven't caught anything with it even close to that size. After Daniel's 16" trout and your 20" chub (in a hard current), though, I guess it's just a "full flex" rod.

Very nicely done.
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Re: First fish on new Tenkara USA rod

Postby rsetina » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:32 pm

I read your second report, about your second Chub on your new Ayu rod. I just read this one and to see the rod bend up to the handle must have made you a bit anxious! Wow. That rod can handle a load from what you experienced. I'm getting more confident about hooking into a big fish. Thanks for the info Ronald.

My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: First fish on new Tenkara USA rod

Postby sholgate » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:46 pm

Exciting and impressive. Seeing large fish landed like that is encouraging.
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