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Flatland Warmwater Keiryu Maybe?

by Peter
(Lowcountry, South Carolina)

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

So after reading up a bit on here about short light line for this type of fishing I decided to give it a go. Now I was not using a very long rod (only 10') but I had 10' of 2# test fluorocarbon line and a size 14 hook baited with a piece of worm. I caught a couple bluegills, some yellow perch (including what is considered a nice one for here)and one small largemouth bass. Sadly I did not think to take pictures but I was videoing the whole thing so I made a couple captures of the perch and bass. I am also including a picture of where I caught them. It was a lot of fun and next time I will try a longer pole. Hopefully this summer I can make a trip to some moving water in less flat land LOL. BTW I did the video to show my Grandnephew who I am sending a complete setup so when he visits his other great-uncle in West Virginia he can fish the streams. Sadly I will not be able to teach him the how to except by video before he makes the trip but thankfully that is at least an option unlike when I was his age.

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Dec 05, 2014
What rod to cast that 2# line?
by: Paul Arnold

I am curious about what 10' rod you used to cast that 2# line.

Dec 05, 2014
by: Peter

It is not one found here so I did not feel it appropriate to "advertise" what it was. Besides the writing is not in English so in reality I could not tell you more about it as I cannot read it LOL. This is more about the story and encouraging others to do the same than an equipment review anyway.

Dec 05, 2014
This is not a closed site
by: Chris Stewart

Many of the "Stories" and "Your Gear Reviews" are about rods that are not sold on That's fine - especially when it is in response to a direct question or where the main thrust of the article is on the technique rather than about a particular rod.

If a review really is a veiled advertisement for a competing rod, that may be handled differently, but so far that has never happened.

Dec 08, 2014
by: Peter

I got the rod off eBay after researching the seller and finding them to be good. The description does not have a MFG name and well the rod is all in Chinese or Japanese characters (I am American enough IDK the difference). It is not a fancy rod like is sold here (and trust me if I could afford them being retired I would have a few) but it does do the job and is not one of the cheap "fake" ones either. I will have to revisit this after Christmas if folks want to know more because after today I am pretty slammed either volunteering or earning my yearly allowance for fishing tackle.

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