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Danièle's Tips For Big Fish Tenkara

• First you need to have a good quality rod that can take the bite! For my part I take my Nissin Tenkara Prosquare 8:2, Keiryu Zerosum, and Keiryu Mini pocket V3.

• For the line I use 15' of 30-pound backing with about 7' of 10-pound tippet (If you are not sure of the quality of your rod do not put this on). #3.5 level line will work as well. • Start with smaller tippet and size up once you know the rod can take it. Better to be safe than sorry. • I use the same method as Western style putting all the line in the water except for when fishing dry flies.

• You can use any flies you like; streamers, woolly buggers, dry, wet...

• If you "swing streamers" do not point the tip of the rod in front of you. If a big fish takes your fly you probably have a chance of losing your fly, or worse, losing your lillian or jamming your rod sections.

• When you hook a big fish always fight the fish with your rod at an angle (on the side).

• Let the rod do its job, meaning when hooked just let the fish run and hold on, tenkara rods are excellent shock absorbers.

• Follow the fish with the rod to always have tension and let the fish run by lowering down your rod and raise it up almost immediately. Do that multiple times to tire the fish, however do not play the fish too long if you are like me and prefer to catch and release.

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• You will lose a few fish in the beginning because you going to test the power of your rod and the size of your tippet. Don't be discourage, it is part of learning. • Have Fun!

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