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

by Blatt

The bonus...

The bonus...

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:

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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin

"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662

As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.


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The fish are slippery when wet.

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