It has been far too long a gap since I last posted. My apologies, I had high hopes of getting on the water this month but that hasn’t happened. A few days are left, who knows, one last chance to get out in ’12?
Even if I shouldn’t get out again in ’12, ’13 will see me using more than just one rod. Santa brought me a Soyokaze (Santa being my Grandfather with a little help from my Mom and Chris Stewart of TenkaraBum)!
Collapsed length is close but the weight difference is VERY noticeable. It feels so very delicate. I really can’t wait to get into some of the little Cutts I run in to on Kootenai and Rattlesnake Creeks with this rod.
With a traditional line, fly, tippet, and EZ-keepers my Amago comes in at 3.4oz. It has handily controlled every fish I’ve gotten in to so far. By no means has it been boring to fish this rod. But the Soyokaze feels like a bit more fighting may be involved!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Holiday Season and have a Happy New Year!