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Sakura Seki Rei

by Logan R.
(Brookfield, Illinois)

The Sakura Seki Rei handled these guys perfectly

The Sakura Seki Rei handled these guys perfectly

My initial thoughts after taking the rod out of the tube, "wow, this thing is light." It wasn't until a couple days ago that I finally got to use the rod at a local lake. There was a bit of a breeze that day, but the rod still casted a furled line like nothing (I read they use quite a bit of fiberglass in their rod construction). First fish was a bluegill, then a noticed all the black crappie right at the shore. Right at my feet. I put my fly in front of them but they wouldn't take it. I tried every fly I had and they wouldn't take it. So, I cheated. I found a dead minnow, and put it on my fly, and you know what? The rod was still able to cast it. After that, all the crappie were hitting it, and the rod handled it perfectly. 10/10 rod. (11/10 with fish)

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Jun 04, 2016
by: Terry Farmer

A lot of us here don't call it cheating! We call it having fun fishing. Keep up the good work adapting to the prevailing conditions. Best of luck to you in the future!

Jun 06, 2016
by: Rob R. (FJ Guy)

You should give a 3.5 level line a try with that rod. That's what it was really designed for. Once you get the hang of it, you may never use a furled line again, unless of course, you want to. Send me a message on IG if you want. I can cut you a 12 foot length of level line and mail it to you.

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