I fished a local lowland small creek for a little under four hours on a cool but sunny day with my Mizuchi again. This time I fished a fork I hadn’t tried before (that might not be there next year) and took the other fork at a junction to make it a loop trip. I wound up landing 7 fish; a couple @ 10", one 9er, and the rest were 3" to maybe 7". I took them all at the middle 2.9m - 9’6" length with a 10’ #3 line with just shy of 1m of tippet. All but one were taken with an unweighted Takayama Pheasant Tail, and one fish took a Killer Bug soft hackle.
I’m starting to “get” this rod. I only launched one dink, and missed the hookset (didn’t get a solid hookup) on 4 fish (3 on the KBSH); much better than my first outing. It’s a markedly different rod than my 5:5 Watershed 300Z. The hookset is a quick flick and solid. The fight on a 10" fish in current doesn’t put the same bend in the Mizuchi which brings them in comparatively quickly.All in all a very pleasant day.