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After living in the United States for 15 years, I came back to my hometown Matsue, a small city in the western part of Japan, in November 2014. I imposed a simple rule on myself. Use only American saltwater lures for at least one year and report what they catch...... When a year had passed since then, I decided not to lift this ridiculous restriction. I am still using only American lures.(2014年11月、15年間のアメリカ生活を終え、島根県松江市に帰郷した私は、自分自身に一つのルールを課しました。少なくとも1年間、アメリカのソルトルアーだけを使い、釣果を報告すること......。そして1年が経過した時、私は、この馬鹿馬鹿しい制約を解除しないことに決めました。今もまだ、アメリカのルアーだけを使っているのです。)

Mar 6, 2017

(No. 254) No Fish at Oki-hato in Katsurajima, Kaka (加賀の桂島にある沖波止にて釣果なし)

I have tested my two handmade fiberglass rods at various spots. This morning I went to Oki-hato, the breakwater at Katsurajima in Kaka. I had been to Katsurajima, a small island that lies on the west of Kaka Harbor, but had not fished from Oki-hato. Using my shorter fiberglass rod of 8.6 feet long with a PENN Torque 9 spinning reel, I mainly cast my Dreamcatcher "standard,” one of huge spinners that I had bought in Stockholm last year. I instantly felt the combination clicked. I also felt that it might be suited for boat fishing. I have not done boat fishing for about 20 years. I am basically a surf fisherman and I don’t care much about boat fishing tackle, but I remembered that one of my old classmates had asked me to help him start in fishing guide business with a boat. Although I had almost no experience in modern boat fishing, I felt the combination with the shorter fiberglass rod and the biggest Torque spinning reel would be suitable.

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