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Tenryu Furaibo TF39 Becchou Fishing

by Les Albjerg
(Caldwell, Idaho)

First Fish on Becchou

First Fish on Becchou

I don't buy a rod not to fish it. Today, I finally got to fish the Tenryu Furaibo TF39 Becchou. It fishes as well as it looks! The first fish caught today was a nice sunfish. I had a many fish day! I fished it with a Kebari for the first fishing session. It was interesting that Kathleen, one of my co-workers, noticed that the fly I was using looked just like the beautifully painted Kebari that is on the Becchou.

The first few casts didn't produce a fish. I then noticed that I had a few followers. I then slowed my retrieve down to a very slow pace. I then began catching fish. The bend profile in the rod is very sweet! I could feel the change of directions during the fight. Every head shake was transmitted to the rod. It didn't take long to get used to the handle. I really like the unusual shape of the handle.

Our secretary came walking along and joined me fishing. She took the picture of me fishing. Marta really got into scouting and spotted several schools of fish for me! I am not sure who was more excited when I caught a fish.

After our staff retreat, I went out and fished for another 90 minutes. I couldn't resist trying a bead headed Utah Killer Bug. The Becchou cast the bead headed fly just fine! It wasn't hard to get the fish up from the deep with the Becchou. I'm not sure it was more effective than the Kebari. The fish were a little bigger caught on the beadhead. I think the bigger fish were deeper.

So after three hours of fishing my new rod, I am totally pleased! It fishes as good as it looks. I know that they are no longer available. That said, when the next special offer comes around from Chris, make sure you look long and hard and trust that it is special! I can't wait to go after Red-Band Rainbow trout with the Tenryu Furaibo TF39 Becchou. It will be nice when the Boise River settles down again to normal flow levels.

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May 23, 2018
The Rest of the Story
by: Les Albjerg

I fished for an hour with the The Daiwa Sagiri 45 at the 40 setting. I like it, but I like the Becchou a lot more. What was interesting to me was the sunfish would put on a good fight and then when they seemed tired out well over 80% of them would just swim right at me! Has anyone else ever hand that happen with the more flexible rods? It was like, "I give up I'm coming to you so you can let me go."

I have heard that with the more full flex rods, you get a more thrilling fight. I'm not so sure about that. It was a great fight, but not more thrilling in my book.

May 23, 2018
Work & fish?
by: Timmy

"My co-worker, our secretary?" WTH Les?! Where do you work around Nampa, Boise ID (my old stomping grounds) that you can fish during work??? I'm retired now and living near Nashville, TN. So i can fish when i want. But you sir, how do you explain this? :) PS - What's the price on the rod?

May 23, 2018
Staff Retreat
by: Les Albjerg

Timmy - Our department had our annual Staff retreat at Eagle Island State Park on Tuesday. We had a two hour break at lunch to do whatever we wanted, and I went fishing! Since a split in the Boise River forms the "Island" I was hoping to fish the river, but it is at flood stage right now, so I was limited to the pond.

I'm not sure what the Tenryu Furabibo TR39 Becchou rods are selling for on the secondary market. It was a limited run and they are all gone. I don't know how many sold in Japan, but it was a very very small number here in the USA. Chris still has a page up about them under the Rods tab.

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