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    David, It looks like a reasonably good kit at...

    David,

    It looks like a reasonably good kit at a reasonably good price. I'll order some.

    Chris
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    Then don't worry about it. I think it's mostly...

    Then don't worry about it. I think it's mostly marketing hype because it sounds exotic. Sure, there are some tenkara experts in Japan who use only one fly (in different sizes and colors) and one in...
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    Well said. If you have an open mind, actually...

    Well said. If you have an open mind, actually using a tenkara rod will make you realize most negative comments are written by people who haven't used one.

    You will probably discover that if you...
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    That is exactly how the British and Scots fished...

    That is exactly how the British and Scots fished before reels became common. It is really very similar not only to tenkara, but also to the Pesca Mosca Valsesiana style of fishing in northern Italy...
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    I don't doubt you. There are a lot of tenkara...

    I don't doubt you. There are a lot of tenkara anglers who want to cast a long line. I think casting a long line eliminates the primary benefit tenkara offers (keeping your line off the water), but...
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    It is really a combination of the long rod and...

    It is really a combination of the long rod and the light line. With a long rod and a heavy line, the line would still hang straight down from the rod tip. With a short rod and light line, you...
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    So did the British, the Germans, the French, the...

    So did the British, the Germans, the French, the Spaniards... basically, anywhere anyone fished before reels were invented, and perhaps more importantly, before knotless fishing lines that would...
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    I have not seen or cast the Hellbender, but I...

    I have not seen or cast the Hellbender, but I think they advertise it as being their big fish rod, so it is probably pretty stiff. Size 4.5 level line is plenty heavy so it should work, though....
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    Not all 6:4 rods are alike. Some would do very...

    Not all 6:4 rods are alike. Some would do very nicely with 10 lb test fluoro and some would need closer to 16 lb to cast well. Wind and wind resistant flies will want a heavier line. Based on what...
  10. I'll do a write-up on them when I get caught up...

    I'll do a write-up on them when I get caught up (and after doing one on the new Oni Honryu rod, which is generating more interest than these two rods.
  11. I'll have the Ukon and Sakon rods at the...

    I'll have the Ukon and Sakon rods at the Appalachian Tenkara Jam this weekend, along with the new Nissin Oni Tenkara Honryu rod.
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    In dealing with more than a few broken rods, I...

    In dealing with more than a few broken rods, I find that "durability" is pretty closely proportional to the amount of care the rods are given. I you never take a once ounce rod in a kayak, it is less...
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    The 12' 360cm indicates the length of the rod...

    The 12' 360cm indicates the length of the rod (approximately). The 7:3 is a rough notation for the rod's action. It means 70% of the rod is relatively stiff and 30% relatively soft (basically, it is...
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    Sore subject. Gordieb's order came late in the...

    Sore subject. Gordieb's order came late in the day - on a day when I had already placed an order with my supplier. I sent a second order that day - which I never do. Second order got lost. Routine...
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    Interesting approach to make one very long model...

    Interesting approach to make one very long model that is to be cut to the desired length by the user. Looks like any length from 4m to 7m (including 1m of built in tippet). I ordered one for...
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    http://www.oni-tenkara.com/english/oni-blog/2373.h...

    http://www.oni-tenkara.com/english/oni-blog/2373.html



    I think you are misinterpreting his comments. I am pretty sure he is saying that when Gamakatsu introduces new rods, they do it only in...
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    I have never fished with that rod so I can't give...

    I have never fished with that rod so I can't give you an informed suggestion other than to say that a furled leader will be easier for you and your 11yr old to cast. I would suggest trying a level...
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    dwalker's answer and translation were pretty...

    dwalker's answer and translation were pretty good. The finish is hand painted to look like bamboo.

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    The "hologram flake particles" are metalflakes in the finish at the section ends.
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    Would that it were true. I believe the new Daiwa...

    Would that it were true. I believe the new Daiwa NEO rod, not the RT, SC or Minomushi (which is actually a 5th model of tenkara rod) is intended to be the replacement for the Enshou rods. That's the...
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    The Tenkara Type 4 rod means that Daiwa has 4...

    The Tenkara Type 4 rod means that Daiwa has 4 types (models) of tenkara rod, the Enshou, the NEO, the NEO SC and the NEO RT. The NEO and the NEO RT are new this year. The NEO, which I have not yet...
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    I have a Tenkara RT 270, which I ordered thinking...

    I have a Tenkara RT 270, which I ordered thinking it would be a good small stream rod. As far as I know, it is the only Japanese true tenkara rod made in that length. Big disappointment. It is...
  22. Every rod is a compromise. With a 9' rod you will...

    Every rod is a compromise. With a 9' rod you will find spots where you'll wish it was longer. Looking at some of your photos on the other thread, I think there'll be places you'll think even the 9'...
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    First, your rod tip should always be up, 45%...

    First, your rod tip should always be up, 45% angle at minimum, for two reasons: 1) it helps to keep the line off the water, minimizing drag, and 2) the rod is able to bend when you get a fish, giving...
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    With good casting form, you can use the lightest...

    With good casting form, you can use the lightest lines you can find. The size 3 lines I carry will work, as will TUSA's 2.5. The lighter the line, the more you need proper form to cast it, though....
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    Nice report. What you are doing is obviously...

    Nice report.

    What you are doing is obviously working so I don't want to suggest many adjustments, but I would urge not "letting the line back down." Keeping your rod tip up all the time (from the...
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