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Trip report 5-15-2018

by David Noll
(Lake City, MN)

Over the last year I have been mostly fishing with a Nissin 395 Honryu. It works well on large fish and is still fun with the little guys. A couple of weeks back due to a rookie mistake I broke the second section up from the handle. So I pulled my Nissin Zerosum 360 out of the bag. I had forgotten how sweet it was.

Monday I took a recently retired friend out trout fishing for the first time in 40 years. The day started out sunny but eventually it started raining. By the time my friend said he had to get back for a Lion's meeting we had landed close to 100 fish. Dave was using an old fly rod with 40 year old line and a spinning rod. After watching my Zerosum in action he is going to try Tenkara the next time out. I was using a SRW (San Ron Worm) and Pink Squirrel. I landed nearly 50 on the Squirrel. At the end we were just laughing every time we hooked another fish.

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May 16, 2018
Nice looking fish
by: Les Albjerg

Growing up in Minnesota, I canoed the Zumbro River just south of you many times. We only caught warm water fish. Nice looking Brook and Brown! Two reports from the driftless area in less than two weeks makes me homesick.

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