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Nissin Air Stage Hakubai 390 and Small Fish

by Herb S.

In late August of 2015 I ordered my first seiryu rod, a Nissin Air Stage Hakubai 390, and began fishing it September 1. Wow! Double Wow! No wonder Chris likes fishing with seiryu rods, and when he gives a rod, including this one, the “double really” endorsement it pays to really, really consider it. This is a seriously fun rod, insanely light, absolutely delightful to cast and thrilling to fight the many small to medium species and young of the larger fish. Thanks, Chris, for your advice and for stocking such excellent tackle!

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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662

As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.


The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

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