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    Would that it were true. I believe the new Daiwa...

    Would that it were true. I believe the new Daiwa NEO rod, not the RT, SC or Minomushi (which is actually a 5th model of tenkara rod) is intended to be the replacement for the Enshou rods. That's the...
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    The Tenkara Type 4 rod means that Daiwa has 4...

    The Tenkara Type 4 rod means that Daiwa has 4 types (models) of tenkara rod, the Enshou, the NEO, the NEO SC and the NEO RT. The NEO and the NEO RT are new this year. The NEO, which I have not yet...
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    I have a Tenkara RT 270, which I ordered thinking...

    I have a Tenkara RT 270, which I ordered thinking it would be a good small stream rod. As far as I know, it is the only Japanese true tenkara rod made in that length. Big disappointment. It is...
  4. Every rod is a compromise. With a 9' rod you will...

    Every rod is a compromise. With a 9' rod you will find spots where you'll wish it was longer. Looking at some of your photos on the other thread, I think there'll be places you'll think even the 9'...
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    First, your rod tip should always be up, 45%...

    First, your rod tip should always be up, 45% angle at minimum, for two reasons: 1) it helps to keep the line off the water, minimizing drag, and 2) the rod is able to bend when you get a fish, giving...
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    With good casting form, you can use the lightest...

    With good casting form, you can use the lightest lines you can find. The size 3 lines I carry will work, as will TUSA's 2.5. The lighter the line, the more you need proper form to cast it, though....
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    Nice report. What you are doing is obviously...

    Nice report.

    What you are doing is obviously working so I don't want to suggest many adjustments, but I would urge not "letting the line back down." Keeping your rod tip up all the time (from the...
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    Nissin makes a 6.3m fixed line carp rod rated for...

    Nissin makes a 6.3m fixed line carp rod rated for 12 lb test tippet (compared to Daiwa's Salmon Hunter, which is 8.3m and 16 lb test tippet). Might not be sufficient for king salmon, but it might do...
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    Lots of people ask me if there are tenkara rods...

    Lots of people ask me if there are tenkara rods that can handle steelhead. I've always told them no, but there are fixed line rods that can. When I tell them they start at around $700 (Daiwa's...
  10. Thread: Lillian?

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    The lillian is a hollow nylon braid.

    The lillian is a hollow nylon braid.
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    Only if you're playing a harmonica at the same...

    Only if you're playing a harmonica at the same time.
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    My left hand is holding my wading staff, which I...

    My left hand is holding my wading staff, which I cannot recommend highly enough. You have a free hand. Put it to good use. Most people who have wading staffs only use them in deeper water. If you...
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    Happy 17th Birthday!

    Wow. Seventeen.

    In internet years, that's like older'n dirt.

    Congratulations on your success and here's to 17 more!
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    Ed, I think it is overdressed, but perhaps the...

    Ed, I think it is overdressed, but perhaps the fish like it.
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    The forward facing hackle does move enticingly,...

    The forward facing hackle does move enticingly, but realistically, a regular, backward facing hackle moves enticingly as well. The forward facing hackle opens up more, and the backward facing hackle...
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    Of the four rods you mentioned for carp, the...

    Of the four rods you mentioned for carp, the Daiwa Kiyose 53M is the most capable. After that, perhaps the Nissin 450ZX stiff and Daiwa Kiyose 43M, and then the Nissin 45ZX medum. I would suggest a...
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    Yes, almost exactly.

    Yes, almost exactly.
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    I downloaded it and still don't know what to make...

    I downloaded it and still don't know what to make of it. Perhaps Tsuribito wants to tap into the growth of the tenkara market outside Japan and this is the first step. Looks like a few magazine...
  19. My comment was not with respect the PALS line,...

    My comment was not with respect the PALS line, which of course you can get. It was with respect to recommended line sizes. No point recommending size 1.5 and 2 lines when you cannot buy hi vis lines...
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    I would be willing to bet the difference was not...

    I would be willing to bet the difference was not worms vs. flies. I'd bet he was using split shot to get the bait down and you weren't using split shot to get your flies down. Try a beadhead nymph or...
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    The Sagiri rods on the website are all 2-way...

    The Sagiri rods on the website are all 2-way rods. The column on the Sagira page that is between the harris column and the % carbon column shows the 2 lengths. The Sagiri 39 can be fished at 340 or...
  22. My recommendations are based on the lines that...

    My recommendations are based on the lines that are actually available. No point recommending a line no one can buy anywhere.
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    People still run into a problem with Google...

    People still run into a problem with Google transations. IT IS NOT A FLY ROD. IT IS HAE ROD, AS IS IN ROD FOR CATCHING HAE - which is a type of fish. Google translates hae (ハエ) as "fly" but in this...
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    The Rinfu is a truly fabulous rod, although my...

    The Rinfu is a truly fabulous rod, although my impression was that it had been discontinued. I bought one 3.5m and one 4.5m to evaluate but when I decided do import them I was told they were no...
  25. I have already asked my supplier about it. It...

    I have already asked my supplier about it. It looks to be a very light pink (and I have already tried and rejected several light pink lines). I will get some in for evaluation and then decide whether...
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