Nissin Fine Mode Kosansui 270

by Chris
(Calgary, AB, Canada)

Arctic Grayling (released)

Arctic Grayling (released)

Arctic Grayling (released) Athabasca Rainbow Trout My smallest to date!

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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Aug 27, 2015
Update: more fishing time with the 270
by: Chris S

Well, I spent another week with this rod as well as the 12 ft Iwana.

I use the longer rod where our sampling sites are open and there is room to cast; I use the 270 where the streams are smaller, overgrown and have a fair amount of large woody debris piles.

My thoughts are the same: the 270 is a joy to use all day! I switch arms regularly, either when I get too focused and my right hand gets tingly or where the situation requires a modified cast. Either way, this rod is my favourite.

While a nice rod, the Iwana at 12 ft feels heavy and less balanced (it is still lighter than a conventional rod and reel) but with a 10-11 ft section of 3.5 level line and a few feet of tippet, casts do not feel effortless. And after a while i find i'm switching arms more often than with the 270. Maybe i just need more conditioning! But seriously, it feels heavy and over a long day and literally hundreds of casts, that takes it's toll.

Humbly yours

Chris S

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