Tenkara Rods in Hawaii

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Tenkara Rods in Hawaii

Postby Stan Wright » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:27 am

Now this is what I was looking for... something to test out my new Tenkara, Amago.
My first fish on my new rod. A red devil. Boy did he make that line sing.

The trade winds were blowing 10 to 20 so I went with the # 4.5 (16 foot) and a 4# test leader... (3 or 4 foot) The advice about using a leader less than 5# test so you wouldn't break the rod worked like a charm. This size little peacock bass was what I was looking for...

But when one about 4 pounds grabbed the fly before I could jerk it away... the leader poped as advertised. Very exciting. Rod in top shape.

A little while later, I wasn't paying attention and this 2 1/2 pounder nailed my fly. I kept the rod at a high angle and Steve hit the electric trowling motor. Ten minutes later Steve slipped the net under the fish.

We still can't believe we landed a 2 1/2 pound peacock bass on a Tenkara rod with a 4# test leader.

These Tenkara rods are so much fun... I am hooked.
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My first fish on the new rod... a big male Red Devil.
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This 2 1/2 pound peacock bass is the largest fish I've landed on a Tenkara rod... it was a hand full.
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This is the size peacock bass I was looking for... well under one pound.
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Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story.
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Re: Tenkara Rods in Hawaii

Postby rsetina » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:33 pm

Nice catch! That's one big fish on a tenkara rod. Congratulations on a good job landing such a fish on a fixed line. Amazing.

My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: Tenkara Rods in Hawaii

Postby rvrgzr » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:23 pm

Good job. Thanks for the pics and the post.
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