The Nissin Kyogi Carp Rod is the nicest fixed line carp rod I've seen. It is lighter than the other carp rods I've had in stock, it is more flexible (making it easier to cast) yet it has more than enough backbone to subdue large fish, and can handle heavier tippet than any of the other fixed line carp rods I've carried. To get a stronger tippet rating than the Kyogi, you would have to go all the way up to the salmon rods, which are significantly longer, heavier and more expensive.
Photos courtesy of jrob.
The Kyogi is a very capable rod. I need to say right off the bat, though, that it's not just a carp rod. It is a great trout rod.
It's also a great catfish rod.
Photo courtesy of Less C.
The following photos are all courtesy of Tony S, who has caught more fish with the Kyogi than any other angler in the US.
It's fun with nice sized smallmouth bass.
Most anglers probably aren't familiar with a black buffalo, but the Kyogi is a great rod if you want to catch one!
It's a great rod for greater redhorse.
It's the gold standard for golden redhorse.
Hook a bowfin? The rod will be bowed, but unbroken, from that tempestuous act!
If you want a rod that will handle whatever you hook, consider the Nissin Kyogi!
The Kyogi comes in three colors. I almost always order the black ones (the BX model) because they are slightly lighter weight. I have had a few of the red (RX) and yellow (YX). Currently, I only have the black ones in stock.
Kyogi 18 BX
Kyogi 21 BX
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