Otian 38H

My first bamboo fly rod

- 7' #4 2pc, Taper: Leonard 38H -

Otian 38H

Beautiful "URUSHI"-finished reel seat filler and metal parts were handcrafted by Max-san.

First yamame & Otian 38H

First "YAMAME" (Masu Trout) for my first bamboo rod

The Yamame was staying in front of a rock and feeding something below the surface.
It repeatedly refused my presentation of Adams Parachute #16, Elk Hair Caddis #18, and CDC Dun #16,
but finally took my CDC Midge Pupa #20.

Setting the hook, I was yelling for joy. Ha, ha!

First Yamame

Beautiful, isn't it?

Stomach sample from Yamame.

Stomach sample from the yamame.