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    Honestly, I think everyone is a little too...

    Honestly, I think everyone is a little too enamored with the word "tenkara" in much the same way as I remember when I got my first fly rod - and reel - back in the '60s (I was just 12) and it seemed...
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    I got my hands on an cheap, old 2-piece 11 foot...

    I got my hands on an cheap, old 2-piece 11 foot steelhead (somewhat 'noodle-ish'- light power/medium action) rod that I'm thinking of stripping down to the blank which I think is right a bit more...
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    Very simple method of creating leverage on the...

    Very simple method of creating leverage on the hook. I made something very much like that to open locked doors in the Halbouty Geology building on the Texas A&M campus when I was a grad student...
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    Blogger is Google - has been for quite some time...

    Blogger is Google - has been for quite some time now.
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    A bit undergunned IMHO; though it would seem...

    A bit undergunned IMHO; though it would seem similar to the noodle rods that are made to battle salmon and steelhead on light lines, but they have the advantage of letting out line. Rather there are...
  6. Then there is the problem such as I ran into one...

    Then there is the problem such as I ran into one day fishing along a weed bank just off a pond dam. The little bluegill - it was only about 3 inches - dove into the weeds. I pulled it out causing...
  7. Does every TFO Tenkara rod have to be $199? At...

    Does every TFO Tenkara rod have to be $199? At 8'6" that's probably putting a lot of money in the name (ok, and for the Yellowstone). But at that price it should be a 2-way extending to about...
  8. I did that to a 20 lb flathead catfish once, but...

    I did that to a 20 lb flathead catfish once, but it was on a $5 bamboo pole on my pond (actually, I had no choice, the fish ran off so fast it took the rod out of my grasp). I don't think I would do...
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    I think you're on to something there. But...

    I think you're on to something there. But sometimes I feel that it is the casting stroke of the person which defines whether the rod doing the work on the line. A more forceful stroke by the...
  10. Yes, it would be a lot of rod to handle and need...

    Yes, it would be a lot of rod to handle and need two hands just to cast it. I find the Kiyose 45MF needs two hand especially with a fair-sized fish on. But I have a weak right wrist since I broke...
  11. Makes sense, thanks, Chris. I guess the rods...

    Makes sense, thanks, Chris. I guess the rods that are promoted for salmon are simply upscale keiryu rods (at least upscale as compared to what you have offered up to now and they are in Daiwa's...
  12. I don't understand Ayu rods that the fellow...

    I don't understand Ayu rods that the fellow posted mentioned. So expensive and yet, unless I am mis-interpreting their charts on the rods, the rods are meant to handle tippets in the range of most...
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    DFS said this on their Facebook page: "Tenkara...

    DFS said this on their Facebook page: "Tenkara Has Arrived! Our model is 13' and extends to 14' 7". Come check them out at the shop or at the sportsman's show. Identical models sell for $235. Ours...
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    I would say that tenkara is perhaps a bit more...

    I would say that tenkara is perhaps a bit more broadly and loosely defined in America than has been conceived of in Japan. It is for Americans fixed line fly fishing. Japan has a greater focus on...
  15. *facepalm* No wonder I haven't been able to...

    *facepalm*

    No wonder I haven't been able to find it; I keep going to the Kiyotaki page in TanagoBum.
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    http://therexfly.com/?page_id=48 One guy's...

    http://therexfly.com/?page_id=48

    One guy's idea on how to pair down. Use two adapters - ie. add weight to lose weight?
  17. Study: Climate change to halve trout habitat by 2080

    http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_57d0ed50-ac5a-574f-ab8e-10cc3dc2bead.html#ixzz1WR7ejE9x

    An excerpt:

    Researcher Seth Wenger, the paper's lead author, said...
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    Both the Nissin and Daiwa Sekkei sound to be good...

    Both the Nissin and Daiwa Sekkei sound to be good rods. I've often thought that Sunrise might make a good color for a scud/killer bug pattern. I made up this 'palette' comparing them this spring. ...
  19. A plethora of Tenkara/Mountain-Stream rods from which to choose

    And most are at end of the season prices - 30% off. Unfortunately, they're all in Japan and unlike Plat or AllFishBuy they do not cater to international orders. Suggested use of Google Chrome to...
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    So in a rod of N number of sections, the handle...

    So in a rod of N number of sections, the handle is always numbered as #N and then any section is numbered as #N-x, where x is the number of sections counted from the handle section (which is not...
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    I have a 27r but have been using size 3 line with...

    I have a 27r but have been using size 3 line with a 6x tippet (which if you believe Rio is rated at 3.6lb test) to protect the rod. Still I have managed to land a couple of bass approaching 2lbs...
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    Thanks Chris, I changed that Japanese size 1 line.

    Thanks Chris, I changed that Japanese size 1 line.
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    I sat down one day and made out my own chart to...

    I sat down one day and made out my own chart to compare not only Tenkara/Japanese line numbers but also compare the pound test of a good quality fluorocarbon and also compare that to what Rio says...
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