Unidentified Shiner - II
by Ted Naydan
Diawa Hinata's are the rods that I have been using exclusively all year. They are 98% carbon and are just about the finest rod I've ever had in my hands. You hold and manipulate them like a musical conductor in slow motion. This fish came from a small spring fed pond. I've been fishing this pond for over 20 years and this is the only one of this type I've ever caught. It's about two inches long, incredibly silvery, almost like a salt water tarpon or something. Also, it's that extremely forked tail that's throwing me. I have have no idea what this is. If anybody can give me a solid identification of this species, that would be just great. Thanks. Ted
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