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    Okay I know there has been discusion here on how to land a big fish, but how big is to big? There is a spot by where I live that can be fished seasonally for some big fish like 25+in. Again how big is to big?

    Tight line
    Brandon

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    Depends on the water

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    Depends on you skills - how about 7 pounds on 4x in still water?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlE9aRdxu5s

    I agree that the dynamics of a big fish in moving water is the wild card.
    Keep the fish on the butt of your rod.
    Let the tippet do it's job.
    Haul 'em in.


    This is a custom rod, but it will give you an idea of what is possible in terms of brute force -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT0wsMWLpSg

    Notice that the top 2/3 of the rod is straight - the force applied with the last 1/3 of the rod.
    If you try a "high stick" landing you Will break your rod.
    Last edited by GregM; 01-27-2013 at 07:52 AM. Reason: added 2nd link

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlitflies View Post
    how big is to big?
    Brandon,
    Lady Fisher isn't wrong. It depends. If you were to use a beefier rod (read: a rod with serious backbone, rating in the so-called 7:3 "stiff" range), you could play and land a fish of 20+". The Tenkara Guides have shown some rods capable of handling medium-large sized carp. It would be a workout (and a whole lotta fun!), but it can be done with some practice. Some rods capable of handling bigger fish include: TUSA Amago, TUSA Yamame, and the Daiwa Kiyose series, and a number of others.
    Check out the YouTube video of Tenkara Carp here.
    Best,
    Clod

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatclod View Post
    ...If you were to use a beefier rod (read: a rod with serious backbone, rating in the so-called 7:3 "stiff" range), you could play and land a fish of 20+"....
    A TenkaraUSA Ito, which is a "5:5" rod has nearly as much backbone as an Amago. It will land big fish just fine. Tip-flex is just that. The Tenkara Guides LLC group is developing a better nomenclature to describe rod characteristics, including backbone, tip-flex, and more.

    The Common Cents "penny weight" numbers are also very useful.

    This thread offers some perspective -
    http://www.tenkara-fisher.com/showth...suke-Ten/page2

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