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Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:18 pm

Thought this was too funny, reminded me of all the requests for a 6ft tenkara rod (none planned at the moment, but I have been playing with a few shorty prototypes)

http://www.fishandfly.com/index.php?news=3132
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Re: Micro rods

Postby statikpunk » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:19 pm

sounds like sage is trying to capitalize on the same "small water" market that tenkara has been so successful in.(they are just not willing to give up the reel) funny thing is, had It not been a joke and had been shown the light from tenkarausa, I probably would have been the first in line for a mini rod. I loves fishing my creeks :)
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Re: Micro rods

Postby TJ @ Tenkara USA » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:22 pm

Tip.... make sure you read the whole article and follow the links. ;)

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Re: Micro rods

Postby statikpunk » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:29 pm

TJ @ Tenkara USA wrote:Tip.... make sure you read the whole article and follow the links. ;)

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haha yeah I did. :lol: seriously though, fly fishing doesnt cater to small waters. only tenkara really focuses on it.
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Re: Micro rods

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:46 pm

Yes, good point. I meant to finish the post by disclosing it was an April Fool's day prank, but forgot to finish it up before hitting submit.
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Re: Micro rods

Postby Darrin Terry » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:33 pm

I read the title and thought, April Fools! So I checked the date on the article and it said today's date and kept reading. Clicked the link and saw the April Fools comment. I am guessing the date shown is always the current one. Besides, I already have two 6 foot western flyrods in 2 wt. Of course I built them so maybe it doesn't count. :lol:
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Re: Micro rods

Postby CM_Stewart » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:36 pm

It was intended to be a joke, but it is a fact that some people do fish very small streams, for which even the smallest modern rods are way over-gunned.

"The rationale behind this exciting new development is that not everybody lives on triple A rated trout streams or next to perfect saltwater flats full of bonefish. Some of us only have ponds full of panfish like pumpkinseeds and bluegill nearby, or local streams with minnows or maybe even tiny wild trout perhaps if you are lucky. In any case, even the smallest modern rods are often way over-gunned for these tiny species and so the "mini" range was born."

Next they'll say that tanago fishing is just dapping.



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Re: Micro rods

Postby Darrin Terry » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:42 pm

CM_Stewart wrote:Next they'll say that tanago fishing is just dapping.

Isn't it? :lol:
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Re: Micro rods

Postby CM_Stewart » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:57 pm

I prefer to think of it as very delicate casting with an extreme emphasis on stealth.
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Re: Micro rods

Postby Darrin Terry » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:58 pm

:lol: Sorry, I could not resist when you set it up like that.
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