Pond Hopping with the Shimotsuke Kiyotaki 24
by Stephen, Tampa, FL
First off, this is the best bang for your buck tenkara (or tenago) rod on the planet. Amazing tip flex action with enough back bone to put a whoopin' on some bigger subjects. Caught a slew of bluegill, small tilapia, and one cichlidae species that I wasn't familiar with. The rig consisted of 6' of 4.0 line and 2.5 feet of 6x tippet down to a killer kebari. Had an awesome time with an awesome new rod that will now serve a key role in my pond and small stream tool box.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"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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