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Hane 2 recommended tippet size

Postby RHYANG » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:50 pm

I just received a new Hane in the mail, and really like the looks of the rod. I'm amazed at the short packed size.

I've been fishing a Sato and Rhodo for several years, and have been using them with level line and 5x tippet. Is there any difference in the recommended tippet thickness for the Hane ?
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Re: Hane 2 recommended tippet size

Postby TJ @ Tenkara USA » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 am

Hi RHYANG, nope the same 5X is perfect. ;-)
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Re: Hane 2 recommended tippet size

Postby RHYANG » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:50 pm

Thanks TJ, good to know !

I now realize that my question was a bit vague. I'd read that some folks have been using these to go after panfish and bass in ponds. What I was getting at was if there was a recommendation not to go above a certain tippet strength rating. On the one hand you don't want to break off in the weeds and cover where the fish usually hide, but on the other hand you don't want to snap the tip of the rod; tippet and flies being much less costly than the rod tip. Is it OK to use, say, 4x on the new Hane or should we stick with 5x ?

-Rob
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Re: Hane 2 recommended tippet size

Postby TJ @ Tenkara USA » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:28 am

5X is recommended but you should be OK with 4X. For sure don't go bigger than that.

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Re: Hane 2 recommended tippet size

Postby RHYANG » Mon May 07, 2018 8:55 am

Somewhat belated, but thanks again TJ !

Finally got out and used the rod last weekend. 5x tippet, small creek with reasonably strong springtime current, used with some tungsten beadhead jig nymphs I tied. Caught brown and rainbow trout on it, had a blast.
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Re: Hane 2 recommended tippet size

Postby TJ @ Tenkara USA » Tue May 08, 2018 8:08 am

Congrats!
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