Finesse-Fishing.com is located in
New York City, which is essentially locked down.
Package pickup has
been suspended. My neighborhood post office is closed. I go outside as little as possible because I am in an "at risk" group.
Finesse-Fishing.com is still open, for now. Next shipments tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 (rain in the forecast).
Most international flights have been cancelled, so there is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.
Daiwa Gekkabijin 70-ULS Mebaru rod.
by Harold Brown
I have found the Daiwa Gekkabijin 70-ULS Mebaru rod to be excellent for panfish in farm ponds and small streams. It casts very light lures easily and is a joy to use to play smaller fish. It also has a surprising amount of backbone to handle larger fish when you hook them. I have caught 10 to 12 inch largemouth bass with it and was able to land them easily.
Recently when fishing for pumpkinseed in a small steam, I hooked a 22 inch carp on 4# monofilament and a #14 ice jig. I had to handle the fish gently and slowly tire him out until I was able to land him, but I was amazed how well this small rod handled such a heavy fish. I am very pleased with this rod and would recommend it to anyone looking for a panfish rod with enough backbone to go a little beyond its design when needed.
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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.