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A few days ago in anticipation of using my new Tenryu Super Distance for the first time I had lovingly assembled the rod in my kitchen and was reeling in an imaginary monster when my 75 year old aunt and wife walked in.

"That rod cost £ 250 " , my wife disdainfully informed my aunt ........(o.k. I'd lied)

Queue my self justification sales pitch , which would have made **** proud , "this isn't just a rod.... it's the Ferrari of rods, designed by the French and meticulously crafted by Samurai warriors, it's a super fast Baron carbon weapon of mass distruction. Lighter than a feather with the stength to contol your dog, this is the personification of 21st Century engineering "

My aunt waited patiently for my monolog to finish before exclaiming "it's very nice dear , but it's red "

" So ? " , I defensively enquired

" Well dear ", responded my aunt , " won't the fish see it ? "

Talk about someone pissing on your fireworks !
 

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A few days ago in anticipation of using my new Tenryu Super Distance for the first time I had lovingly assembled the rod in my kitchen and was reeling in an imaginary monster when my 75 year old aunt and wife walked in.

"That rod cost £ 250 " , my wife disdainfully informed my aunt ........(o.k. I'd lied)

Queue my self justification sales pitch , which would have made **** proud , "this isn't just a rod.... it's the Ferrari of rods, designed by the French and meticulously crafted by Samurai warriors, it's a super fast Baron carbon weapon of mass distruction. Lighter than a feather with the stength to contol your dog, this is the personification of 21st Century engineering "

My aunt waited patiently for my monolog to finish before exclaiming "it's very nice dear , but it's red "

" So ? " , I defensively enquired

" Well dear ", responded my aunt , " won't the fish see it ? "

Talk about someone pissing on your fireworks !
bless :rofl:
 

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great story.

tell her that it's being red helps hide the rod in low light. Switch off the lights and say...

"told you so"

Actually, red rods are REALLY hard to see at night. I can look over to Kev and see a arm waving around but no rod.
That doesn't happen against the sky line but against a mixed or solid background it's actually quite eerie.
 

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Thanks for the tips, I especially like the red at night one !.....I really was lost for words at the time and and my silence proved to them that I really was clueless about fishing !

**** please quote it as you like.

Wishing everyone a happy Xmas.........need to start my shopping now

Julian
 

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Hope you enjoy your new rod Julian. I just bought the same a couple of days ago (Can't wait until the 27th to try it :D ).

Best wishes

Gary
 
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