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First Time out with Soyokaze 20SR

by Karl Kortemeier
(Decatur, Ga)

My son and I walked down to the local park to check out a small creek. We caught lots of fish. I broke off two! I have the shortest rod, and I can see the advantage of a longer rod. The water was very clear, and I was scaring a lot of the fish.

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May 20, 2012
Didn't scare them all!
by: TanagoBum

The 20SR is good for sightfishing for fish that aren't real skittish, especially when the creek is small and there isn't room for a longer rod.

I have found that after you spook them, they'll come back if you stand still long enough.

May 21, 2012
Fish coming back
by: kkortemeier

You're right. The fish would come right back. The smaller minnows were in schools in the middle of the creek. The sunfish were hiding under rocks. If I drifted a worm under the rocks, I hooked up every time. They were such fighters that I broke off several trying to get them out of their hiding places.

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