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A day with the Daiwa Seiryu X 35

by bill piatek

Another many many day but this time with the Seiryu X 35. The rod is soft enough that the 12 inchers gave me all I could handle in the current. Tiny bobber with a #8 S-21 Cultiva hook and salmon egg. I don't know why but this setup produces nothing but lip hooked fish.

They weren't in the same spot as last week with Terry but about 30 yards below at the tail of a fast chute. For a while I was hooking a fish on nearly every cast.

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Dec 24, 2018
The current is the answer.
by: Chris Stewart

My guess is that as soon as a fish took the egg, stopping its drift, the force of the current on the line would pull the bobber under. You got immediate indication of a strike - before the fish had time to take the egg any deeper. I think you need the tiny bobber, which is easier to pull under, to make the takes obvious.

Dec 24, 2018
you're probably right
by: bill piatek

You're probably right Chris, I didn't think of that.

Last week I was watching Terry fish his Tenkara Bum 36. Nice rod!

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