Had fun with my new 5' Daiwa today

by Tim Homesley
(Cassville, MO)

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.

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