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Chances are you’ve never heard of a gyeonji – a 300-year-old traditional Korean fishing pole.

The actual method is an entirely manual process and your ability to fight the fish depends entirely on your own skill. It’s not like anything we’ve seen, but it’s most similar to fly fishing.

Angler Jung-Hoon Park takes us through what gyeonji fishing means to him and how it has made him a better angler. For Park, gyeonji fishing isn’t about taking home the fish – he releases everything he catches – it’s about the experience and excitement that his battle with the fish brings.

Jung-Hoon Park is taking fishing way back to the 1700s. He uses a gyeonji—a 300-year-old traditional Korean fishing pole that lets him better pursue his catch.

Posted by Great Big Story on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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