Iwana SNAP!

by Jimi Fly
(Warrensburg, Mo)

Went to Liberty Park Pond in Sedalia today. A bit windy but I did manage to catch one 18 inch Rainbow on my Iwana rod on the 5th cast. As I was bringing it in my rod tip hit an overhead branch and SNAP, broken rod! This is the third Tenkara rod I have broken in 5 years and all 3 times it was totally my fault. This was the same rod I landed a 5 pounder with last winter. I went home after that and placed an order with Tenbum for a keiryu rod (Fine Mode Kosansui). I'm just glad there is a place where I know I can purchase a great rod for a good price.

As far as fixing my Iwana I think I'm done with cork grip rods anyway plus it gives me an excuse to buy myself a birthday rod so.......happy birthday to me. I did mange to hand line the fish in with the tip section dangling in the air. I love Tenkara!

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