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    I decided to only take a few Tenkara rods today.
    I took five but only had time to fish four of the them .
    Three of them were eight footers with different flies. The other was a double zoom rod that can be fished at 9.8 or extended to 113 . I think thats the lengths , Ill look up the specs and post if different. Its a Dragontail rod .
    I started off with a 8 blue Goture and caught five , then switched to a black Goture , then a second black Goture , before finishing up with the Dragontail.
    Ended up catching 17 total . Some were in the 6-7 range and put a nice bend in the rods .
    The good thing about Tenkara is theyre so compact, its easy to take several.
    A fun couple hours even with the windy conditions.
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    The bigger the Bend , the Wider the Grin !
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    Good job. Nice catches. Beautiful rods.
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    One day I'm going to try one of these. I often find tree tops or stumps that you can just keep dropping a jig at and bring one in. I usually use a 10 or 11 foot jig pole and leave the line set at a depth. It would be really fun with a Tenkara rod.
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    That was a fun time. I learned a while back that I’m not smart enough to use a cane pole or its cousins. I’ll just enjoy this through your adventures.
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    Nice catches. Definitely sounds like a fun way to fish
    The love for fishing is one of the best gifts you can pass along
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    The Dragontail rod is a Kaida zx320 ; lengths are 9.39’ and 10.64’ .
    The bigger the Bend , the Wider the Grin !

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    That was a fun time. I learned a while back that I’m not smart enough to use a cane pole or its cousins. I’ll just enjoy this through your adventures.
    I’m with you, skeet. I do enjoy the stories.
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    Good looking fish.....I know that was fun on those rods.


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    A little information about Tenkara rods .
    Just because they may look like a jigging pole , they’re not .
    They are closer to a flyrod without a reel . I high makes them super lightweight.
    I’m far from an expert , but I’ve found I like the 7-8’ lengths the best . The longer rods I’ve owned have felt a little tip heavy and actually heavier overall.
    The 7-8 footers feel like a wand in my hand .
    And yes , sometimes I have found myself wishing for a little more distance like I can get with one of my flyrods .
    But the flyrods with reels attached aren’t as compact and easy to store ready to fish .
    I enjoy fishing with both as well as my UL spinning gear .
    The bigger the Bend , the Wider the Grin !

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