by Sean Rooney
(Marquette, Upper Peninsula of Michigan)
First Sawanobori fish.
There was a bit of a hatch on the lake and the bluegills and bass were rising.
I caught at least a dozen bluegills and a couple rock bass on a rubber legged popper.
Using a 20 foot #4.5 level line and a few feet of 5X tippet the Sawanobori 63 cast the popper beautifully and I could make it pop with just a flick of the wrist, holding the rod one handed.
I'm really enjoying this rod. Next outing to the lake I"m going to target the smallmouth and pike!
Here's a photo of my first Sawanobori fish.
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