Nissin Fine Mode Kosansui 270
(Calgary, AB, Canada)
Arctic Grayling (released)
I have used the Nissin Fine Mode Kosansui 270 for two fishing seasons for work and it excels at small streams. I have mainly cast dry flies (size 14-16 Adams and caddis) but have also tried the dry with a 18 baetis just under the film. The 270 allows for manipulation of the flies while keeping most of the line out of the water and also drag-free drifts when situations arise.
The 270 is light-weight and a joy to cast all day. I've caught multiple Athabasca Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and most recently landed my smallest fish with it as well.
A great all-around small-stream rod.
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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.