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    I have not seen or cast the Hellbender, but I...

    I have not seen or cast the Hellbender, but I think they advertise it as being their big fish rod, so it is probably pretty stiff. Size 4.5 level line is plenty heavy so it should work, though....
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    Not all 6:4 rods are alike. Some would do very...

    Not all 6:4 rods are alike. Some would do very nicely with 10 lb test fluoro and some would need closer to 16 lb to cast well. Wind and wind resistant flies will want a heavier line. Based on what...
  3. I'll do a write-up on them when I get caught up...

    I'll do a write-up on them when I get caught up (and after doing one on the new Oni Honryu rod, which is generating more interest than these two rods.
  4. I'll have the Ukon and Sakon rods at the...

    I'll have the Ukon and Sakon rods at the Appalachian Tenkara Jam this weekend, along with the new Nissin Oni Tenkara Honryu rod.
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    In dealing with more than a few broken rods, I...

    In dealing with more than a few broken rods, I find that "durability" is pretty closely proportional to the amount of care the rods are given. I you never take a once ounce rod in a kayak, it is less...
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    The 12' 360cm indicates the length of the rod...

    The 12' 360cm indicates the length of the rod (approximately). The 7:3 is a rough notation for the rod's action. It means 70% of the rod is relatively stiff and 30% relatively soft (basically, it is...
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    Sore subject. Gordieb's order came late in the...

    Sore subject. Gordieb's order came late in the day - on a day when I had already placed an order with my supplier. I sent a second order that day - which I never do. Second order got lost. Routine...
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    Interesting approach to make one very long model...

    Interesting approach to make one very long model that is to be cut to the desired length by the user. Looks like any length from 4m to 7m (including 1m of built in tippet). I ordered one for...
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    http://www.oni-tenkara.com/english/oni-blog/2373.h...

    http://www.oni-tenkara.com/english/oni-blog/2373.html



    I think you are misinterpreting his comments. I am pretty sure he is saying that when Gamakatsu introduces new rods, they do it only in...
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    I have never fished with that rod so I can't give...

    I have never fished with that rod so I can't give you an informed suggestion other than to say that a furled leader will be easier for you and your 11yr old to cast. I would suggest trying a level...
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    dwalker's answer and translation were pretty...

    dwalker's answer and translation were pretty good. The finish is hand painted to look like bamboo.

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    The "hologram flake particles" are metalflakes in the finish at the section ends.
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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...
  15. 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...
  21. 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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