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