Suntech GM Suikei Keiryu Special (Mountain Stream Special)
by Rob Ruff (FJ Guy)
(Wichita Falls, TX)
I received this recently and took it out today for the first time. It's a tip flex rod which gets progressively stouter towards the handle. There's two zooming sections which extend the rod to 3.9 m. The zooming sections seat securely when not being used. The rod cap is a Fuji cap. I used it with two different lines, a furled fluorocarbon line (Shimotsuke Mai Line) and a #4 Yamatoyo hi-vis chartreuse fluorocarbon line. 5x tippet was used on both lines. The rod cast the lines well. I would not use a line smaller than #3.5 level line with this rod. I was catching sunfish in 96 degree heat. I fished for about an hour or so and the day was still heating up. The rod handled the fish easily. The zooming sections make the rod very versatile.
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