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How not to open a stuck rod ha ha

by Kenkara
(Bentonville A.R. U.S.A.)

I am a total tenkara addict. I have numerous tenkara rods and should have known better than what I did that I'm am about to tell you about. Last year I bought myself another tenkara rod a Yamame. When I recieved it I excitedly took it to my shop and proceeded to open up the package so I could put it through the the wiggle test then put a line on it and cast with it. When I tried to get the rod extended I could not get the 1st section to come out, the Lillian was sorta stuck inside the rod. Try as I might I could not get it to come out. Soooo. Being the tool minded person I am, I came up with this solution. I took off the butt cap and applied my air compressor nozzle to the butt of the rod to gently blow the rod open. However dummy me forgot to check the air pressure!!!! You will not believe how fast a tenkara rod will open with 120lbs of air pressure behind it. Or how long it took be to get all the section unstuck. True story. The rod did survive.

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Jan 02, 2015
Short Course addition
by: Chris Stewart

I suppose I should add that to my "Short Course on Telescopic Rods" (which is mostly a collection of things that are not recommended). Good to hear it survived.

Jan 03, 2015
by: LynnFDR

Best laugh I've had in two days.... thanks!

Jan 03, 2015
If you're going to do it….
by: Alan Luecke

A compressor, maybe not, but a small hand pump and the rod snaps out on command like a light saber, illuminated by a laser on your wrist while your smart phone plays the Star Wars theme.

Jan 04, 2015
Most important
by: Don

The rod did survive.

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