Iwana SNAP!

by Jimi Fly
(Warrensburg, Mo)

Went to Liberty Park Pond in Sedalia today. A bit windy but I did manage to catch one 18 inch Rainbow on my Iwana rod on the 5th cast. As I was bringing it in my rod tip hit an overhead branch and SNAP, broken rod! This is the third Tenkara rod I have broken in 5 years and all 3 times it was totally my fault. This was the same rod I landed a 5 pounder with last winter. I went home after that and placed an order with Tenbum for a keiryu rod (Fine Mode Kosansui). I'm just glad there is a place where I know I can purchase a great rod for a good price.

As far as fixing my Iwana I think I'm done with cork grip rods anyway plus it gives me an excuse to buy myself a birthday rod so.......happy birthday to me. I did mange to hand line the fish in with the tip section dangling in the air. I love Tenkara!

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Jan 13, 2014
On Second thought.........
by: VeeRay

By all means, buy a new rod from Chris! I have two from him, the Fine Mode Kosansui 390 and the Kozuka 30 NT. I also have two 12' Iwanas and a 9' Iwana. All of the Iwanas make great backup rods should I break either of the "cork less" rods. I carry two rods on all trips; my main rod and a backup. Fix your Iwana AND buy from Chris. With T-Bum's great pricing, you will have two rods to use for what one rod would cost at other sites. Just my $.02. Tight lines.

Apr 13, 2015
cork handles
by: Dwight

Jimi.....you said you were done with cork handles. Why?

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