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    The gizmo is a simple cup hook and can be added...

    The gizmo is a simple cup hook and can be added to any net. Pre-drill a hole add a drop of epoxy or not and screw the cup hook in. It's pretty nifty. However if you're using a frame with a net bag...
  2. Thread: What new rod.

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    I think they're all good points. A blind man...

    I think they're all good points. A blind man doesn't play hide and seek and expect to win.
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    Indeed! Gris it is.

    Indeed! Gris it is.
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    pszy, I agree with both you and Chris in that...

    pszy,

    I agree with both you and Chris in that the tool should work just fine without taking the fish out of the water. I mentioned that in my earlier comment and your comment confirms it. One of...
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    I prefer to use a pair of combo scissor clamps....

    I prefer to use a pair of combo scissor clamps. This is what I usually use here but I also have some of these that work well too. I have always eyed the Ketchum Release tool and thought it looks...
  6. If your willing to pay top dollar for a used one...

    If your willing to pay top dollar for a used one then why not just buy one from Tenkarabum http://www.tenkarabum.com/suntech-kurenai.html.
  7. Thread: One fly?

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    Well this is a tough one for me too because I'm a...

    Well this is a tough one for me too because I'm a fly tier and a tinkerer as well. I guess if I had to choose just one fly based on fishing it for fun and action, I would choose my old friend the...
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    Pm received. This rod is sold! Thank you Brandon.

    Pm received.
    This rod is sold! Thank you Brandon.
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    I'll ship anywhere in the lower 48, the rod and...

    I'll ship anywhere in the lower 48, the rod and the extras for $58 to your door. Paypal is prefered.

    JD
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    I have the 10' model and I really like the rod....

    I have the 10' model and I really like the rod. It's very light (2.1oz), has a nice cork grip, and balances out really well. Casts a #3 or #3.5 line very well as well as the TUSA 10.5' furled line....
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    I haven't seen the DFS rod, but if it is indeed...

    I haven't seen the DFS rod, but if it is indeed "identical" to the TUSA Ito, it probably wasn't the best idea to market it as "our own version of the Ito, made by the same rod manufacturer". The...
  12. Thread: New go to fly

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    After shaft? Could you maybe post a picture of...

    After shaft? Could you maybe post a picture of your fly?
  13. Thread: Limitations?

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    Limitations offer challenges, and challenges make...

    Limitations offer challenges, and challenges make it fun. When I'm having fun I can overlook some of the limitations. For me compromise is a better word than limitation when it comes to tenkara.

    JD
  14. Thread: Can't wait!

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    I have no doubts that you will love tenkara...

    I have no doubts that you will love tenkara fishing. It's been delightfully addictive for me. Thankfully it doesn't take a pile of paraphernalia and trinkets to do it. This way we can buy even more...
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    MR.JML I agree, the proof is on the water....

    MR.JML

    I agree, the proof is on the water. Tenkara USA recently made a blog post to define what is and what is not a tenkara rod, it makes valid points regarding telescopic rods in general. It...
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    Sorry to hear this Chris. You've been a wonderful...

    Sorry to hear this Chris. You've been a wonderful contribution to that forum, and many, since it's beginning. You've certainly helped me along my path of tenkara. I saw your name on the post today...
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