Broke my Pro Spec 7:3... with a 10 pound Koi!

by Blatt
(Natal_RN_Brazil)

The bonus...

The bonus...

The bonus... Original target...

OK, I know what you're thinking Chris, I'm crazy. But I couldn't resist casting my fly when saw her coming my way.

The craziest part is that after breaking the rod I was able to recover the broken part and managed to bring the lunker for a picture using only the Pro spec upper sections.

Well, to cut a long story short, along with attached pictures, down goes a Youtube link with the last moments fighting the fish.

I learned many lessons that day. One of them is perhaps tenkara rods are not intended for big fish they certainly can bear much more than 16" trout.

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-MMls9RiJQ

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