The Micro Fishing Kit is packaged for tanago fishermen in Japan. It includes a complete rig:
- a 2.1m line
- a float (top color could be chartreuse, orange or red - bottom color is always black)
- six hi-vis marker beads (very sensitive indicators that go on the line beneath the float to show if a fish has taken your hook and is swimming to the side without taking the float under)
- tippet connector (clever piece of gear that allows you to connect the very fine snell from the hook to your main line without having to tie a knot in the thin snell)
- two snelled tanago hooks (one on the pre-rigged line and one spare)
- microshot sinker
- plus a line winder to hold the rig when not in use (does not fit in Tanago Tackle Box).
The line is set up for a 2.7m (9') rod but also comes marked in case you want to cut it to 2.4m (7'8"), 1.8m or 1.2m to use with a shorter rod.
If you decide you really like micro fishing, eventually you will want to buy more hooks, more floats and some #10 split shot and some light tippet for micro fishing line but the kit isn't a bad way to get started.
You may enter float color preference (red, orange, or chartreuse) but depending on availability, you might not receive your first or even second choice.
Marufuji Micro Fishing Kit - $6.50
I don't want to make fun of bass fishermen (at least not too much). Many are good old boys who would give you the shirts off their backs if you needed it. But I am convinced that the reason they need a pickup truck is to carry their tackle box. This box, in contrast, is micro sized - it measures 4 1/8" by 2 1/2" by 1 1/4". I call it the Tanago Tackle Box. It will hold the bamboo line winders (but NOT the winder for the Micro Fishing Kit shown above), plus some extra hooks and sinkers, and perhaps even some micro fishing flies.Tanago Tackle Box (just the box - kit, floats, hooks, etc. sold separately) - $5.50
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| I fished the micro kit with a tiny piece of worm. It worked great. The colored indicators really helped, most of the stikes, the micro float never even moved. There were two other guys fishing with golf ball sized bobbers, and they were amazed (and frustrated) that we were catching fish left and right.
Dylan R, New Jersey