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    Default Arai tackle company Japan

    Hello...

    Does anyone know the history of this company? Just got a spin/fly split cane combo from someone and can't find ANY info.
    I DID discover that these rods were aimed towards U.S. servicemen serving overseas.
    Anything would be appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Larry

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    I have no idea if it is the same company, but my brother who was stationed in Japan in the 50s brought me a cane fly rod home from there. That was the first fly rod I ever had and it is long gone. I do remember it came in a bosom wood case with two tips and assorted cheap looking flies. I was just a kid and broke the first tip after a few trips to the farm pond. Caught the fly in a willow tree. However, I do remember catching many blue gills with that thing. Wish I knew what happened to it.
    God Bless America

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    Way back in '59 a Navy friend sent me a Cane rod, reel, line leader and flies for $10.00
    I caught my first trout in Germany with it. I think the packers who sent my things home from Germany liked it more than I did because I never saw it again.

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    FYI...

    Please scroll down on the following post from Clark Davis, the founding owner of The Classic Fly Rod Forum:

    http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/...hp?f=69&t=2722


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    My first fly rod was a Japanese cane
    As I remember, it cost less than $4, new
    However, I do have one that I actually use. It was my father's orginally
    It's only 8' 6", not a 9 footer like most of them, and I've since rebuilt it
    It's a bit heavy, but a pleasure to cast
    Last edited by dudley; 08-04-2018 at 01:23 PM.
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