First time out with my Kiyotaki 24 rod
I took my new kiyotaki 24 rod out for the first time today. I used Chris’s recommendation on how long to make my 3.5 level line and tippet. I went one foot longer than rod for the level line and around a 3’ tippet. It took a while to figure out the right casting stoke. But what a fun little rod. I caught 6 small pan fish and two fingerling bass. I caught all on the fly I made out of the One Fly Mini Kit Little Dark Kebari Chris included with the rod. Thank you Chris for all your help!!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"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.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma