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Crossed something off of my bucket list

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Caught a trout off of a fly I tied myself from a rod I built myself. First ever attempt at a rod build. Its a fly rod/tenkara hybrid. 6'-6" 1 wt. Still some fine tuning, and a few adjustments and It will be just about ready. I wanted to test it first before I finish it.

Biggest thing that I didn't even think of was that the top section could come off. LOL I have a plan to be able to keep it together, and think it should work fine. But It was quite a feeling catching a trout on something I built my self.

Wanted to try something new, and it worked how I wanted it to. I am going to play around with the leader set up. This build is just for small stream brookies, and will primarily be used with small streamers and nymphs.

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Posted on: 3/5 17:08
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Did you post pictures of this rod on Facebook?

Posted on: 3/5 17:35
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What makes it a hybrid and not just a tenkara rod?

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Neat!

Posted on: 3/5 18:27


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I agree it looks like an ultra short Tenkara. I've never built a rod and I'm sure it is a very satisfying feeling catching a fish in a rod that you built. Should be ultra packable for sure.


Posted on: 3/5 19:24


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What is the "handle" made of? Wrapped rope?

Posted on: 3/6 7:17


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That is an awesome feeling. I built one rod myself about 10 years ago and still remember how cool it was to catch A fish on A rod I built and with A fly I tied. I still have not tried any Tenkara fishing but the rod you made looks great.

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What makes it a hybrid and not just a tenkara rod?


It doesn't telescope for one thing.


Posted on: 3/6 8:07

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What is the "handle" made of? Wrapped rope?


It looks like paracord. Paracord will absorb water. A rope like amsteel would be better because it doesn't absorb water. If you get that paracord wet in the winter then it will absorb water and make your hand much colder over the course of the day.

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redietz wrote:
It doesn't telescope for one thing.


Good point. I have a good buddy that only Tenkara fishes when he fishes at all these days. He says he loves it. I have tried it in the Juniata River with him and it was okay. I certainly like being able to strip line, shoot line, etc better and like the traditional for angling much better. All of you euro nymphers out there though a Tenkara rod is basically nearly perfect for that.

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jifigz wrote:

All of you euro nymphers out there though a Tenkara rod is basically nearly perfect for that.


It's also great (when collapsed) for pushing your way through heavy brush.

Posted on: 3/6 8:26
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Yeah the hybrid part is that it doesnt telescope. All of the tenkara rods out there are just too long for the type of fishing I do.

LOL the biggest design flaw in this build Is the face the top section can be pulled off. LOL I didn't finish the rod for this reason. Now 3-7" brookies its not going to be an issue, but snags and such. I am working on my solution in a few days. I have an idea down for what I want to do.

It is parachord for the handle.

Posted on: 3/6 12:24
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In the meantime, check your rod joints OFTEN and carry spare sections!

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Re: Crossed something off of my bucket list

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Very nice.

Looks kind of like a slightly longer version of one of my ice fishing poles.

With a new tip and a couple of pipe clamps, it would work sweet with a 202.


Posted on: 3/6 13:26
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Millsertime wrote:
What is the "handle" made of? Wrapped rope?


It looks like paracord.


.. and two toasted marshmallows?

Posted on: 3/6 15:22



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