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Many, many fish day

by farmer

Took my Nissin 450 two-way ZX (soft) to our local urban catch and release pond today. I landed 29 of these feisty rainbows 10 - 14 inches. This is by far my personal best for quantity in one outing. I used a 2.5 level line about the length of the rod with 5' of 5x tippet and a small foam indicator. The fly was a #16 black midge with red wire rib and a bright orange hot spot at the head. It got pretty chewed up but the trout didn't seem to care. I had a great day with a great rod.

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Nov 02, 2014
by: brad

That had to be a blast catching that many fish on your tenkara rod. Good job sir. How long were you out?

Nov 03, 2014
by: farmer

Hey Brad, I fished for about 5 hours. It was crazy.

Nov 29, 2014
Love the 2-Way 450ZX soft
by: Chris Stewart

I really like the 2-Way 450ZX soft. Although the medium and stiff sell better - I guess people are always on the lookout for "big fish" rods - my favorite is the soft. For the 10-14" fish you were catching it is just ideal.

Nov 29, 2014
Great series
by: Farmer

The 450 ZXs are just well designed rods period. I feel I can go anywhere with my quiver of soft, medium and stiff ZXs and target anything from bluegill to carp. All bases are covered. These rods are sweet!

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