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February Fujiryu

by Shawn Rhoderick

We had a windy but very mild day in central IN this past Saturday. I took my 7 year old daughter and my Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu to a retention pond. It was just my second time to have it out since receiving it as a Christmas present from my wife. I used a 10 foot section of Badger light line and about 5 foot of 5x tippet. My fly was a jig head, soft hackle prince nymph. We fished for less than an hour and caught many green sunfish. It was necessary to hold the tip of the rod near the surface of the water or the wind would catch it causing the line, tippet, and fly to whip around in the wind.

So far, I like the Fujiryu. I am anxious to catch something a little larger than a seven inch sunfish with it. I have noticed that the wood handle is slippery when it and my hands are both dry. When the handle is wet, it is very easy to maintain a firm grip. Is anyone else finding this to be true with your Fujiryu?

Shawn in Indiana

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Mar 01, 2016
by: Tom Davis

Yes, keep your hand wet. Just dip your hand in the water every so often.

Mar 06, 2016
by: Shawn

Thanks, Tom.

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