First time out with my Kiyotaki 24 rod

by brad

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!!

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