On the way back from work yesterday I stopped off at Asakusa Tsurigu. A family-run small business, they are somewhat less well known than the Sansui shops and without the immense publicity of the Joshuya chain, I have found them the most reasonable tackle and supply store in the Tokyo area. Also the staff are really very friendly and knowledgeable, and above all, honest. How many times has a store salesman said to you, ‘I wouldn’t buy that, it’s a waste of money.’? One chap also goes to great lengths to teach me stuff like new ways to tie hooks, his own ‘secret’ tackle setups, and can offer advice on almost any kind of offshore fishing. Anyway, being the New year I thought I might replace some of the rather tired-looking line on my baitcast reels, so I picked up some Super Dyneema PE line (No.1 and 2). Also they had a very good deal on DUEL fluorocarbon leader so I bought a roll of that too.