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Line Winders Isaac Tait

Jean Santos hails from the quaint countryside on the outskirts of Avignon, France. Besides enjoying Tenkara fishing in small mountain streams he is also a very talented artist and metal engraver. A few months ago, Jean contacted me with an offer to make me my very own custom engraved titanium Tenkara line winder. After a flurry of emails discussing design and several weeks of eager anticipation I received them in the mail! The detail in each of his winders (there are

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two) are exquisite! They are quite small, so much so that I am sure Jean must use a microscope to complete some of the finer details. The color he is able to impart to the winders by anodization is striking. I have temporarily mounted (with small rubber bands) my line winders to my trusty companion, the Tenkara USA Ito Rod. However, I am currently building a Tenkara bamboo rod under the tutelage of my Edo Wazao sensei Masayuki Yamanosan. Later this year, once the bamboo rod has been completed I will more

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