Daiwa Kiyose 43M
by Herb S.
Oh yeah! Another outstanding keiryu rod from Tenkarabum, the Kiyose 43M is light enough to fish one handed, accurate casting at both rod length adjustments, handles both a level #3.5 flouro line and 6# Stren Gold (for weighted nymphs)very well and feels gutsy enough to handle anything that can be caught on 5X. At first I thought the 12'7" length wouldn't be needed but it comes in very handy indeed for side-casting under shoreline tree branches. At 14'1" it has the reach to hit any spot while wading our small southwestern Michigan warm water rivers. This is a very smooth casting and pleasant rod. I love it and can't wait to get it to trout streams in 2016!
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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.