Had fun with my new 5' Daiwa today
by Tim Homesley
Had a few minutes today to try my new Hinata 5' rod, had a blast. I went out to catch some chubs, but wound up trout fishing. I know this rod isn't intended for fish of this size, but it handled this trout just fine.
I'm glad it was a small pool. I hooked several trout, landed 3, and had 3 more come off while I was playing them. I was very happy with how the rod protected my 8X tippet. I used a 7' furled leader and 3 feet of 8X frog hair tippet, and a #22 unweighted pheasant tail nymph.
“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