Thanksgiving Sale has held a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale most years, but it has usually been pretty limited. This year I have decided to have a Thanksgiving Sale - giving thanks to everyone who has helped make successful over the years.

From Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, November 30, all rods will be 15% off. Tenkara, keiryu, seiryu, tanago - every one. The price shown on the page is before the discount. Click the "Add to cart" button to see the sale price. The sale price will be good only for rods that are in stock while the sale is on.

More tapered leaders

by Sean W
(Rochester NY)

So this weekend I ended up doing some two-handed tenkara-type casting with my Fieldmaster Suguru Long H54.

Trout were rising in a pond, but it was just out of reach from shore with a keiryu rig the length of the rod. Thankfully I remembered I had a 7ish meter tenkara line from another rod on me. The line was originally size 4.5 Sanyo Valcan with 3x nylon attached, but I quickly cut that off, and added 1 foot each of 2x and 3x fluorocarbon, and then 2.5 feet of 4x fluorocarbon as tippet, with a futsu kebari at the end.

It cast much better than I had thought, and allowed it to be a many many day. Too bad I didn't have any 0x or 1x fluoro on me, as it would have cast even better!

For next time I think I'll try to make a quasi-spey line with a "shooting line" of 3.5 Valcan, "shooting head" of 5.5/4.5/3.5 Valcan, with a leader of 0/1/2/3x fluoro. Time to test if spey-kara might be possible (aside from Chris's attempt).

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