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Golden Shiners and Killies
by Kevin P Etherson SR
Largest Golden Shiner
I went to my favorite creek again and had another many fish day while using my Shimosuke Kiyotaki rod. I was able to hook and land a variety of fish including, killies, sunfish and a few golden shiners, the smallest and largest of which I've posted a picture of.
This golden shiner put up a good fight and the rod handled the fish beautifully. The small killie put a good bend in the rod and finally came to my hand with ease. I'm amazed at how soft this rod is and the control that I have with it.
A few people stopped to see how I was doing and asked about the rod and were in disbelief that I was after the smallest fish that I could hook and land. I let them know that anyone can catch a big fish but it takes real skill to catch a small fish. I showed them the rod and the Owner smallest hooks that I was using and most of them walked away shaking their heads in disbelief.
I don't think I converted anyone which is a good thing, after all it's a small creek and I don't want it to get to crowded.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"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.
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