I will be away from January 13 through January 24. The store will remain open for new orders, which will be shipped beginning on January 27.

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Kurenai Crappie

by Jeff D
(KC, MO)


I've bought 5 rods from you, ranging from a big old Nissin 450 ZX stiff down to a Suntech Kurenai 30R, and the latter has become my new favorite rod. I have been catching sunfish and crappie on this rod with a #3 level line, 7x tippet and a tiny pink San Juan worm. I just cast it out and let it slowly sink and I can literally feel the lightest tap with this rod. I haven't had this much fun fishing for a long time. Even a 4-inch green sunfish is exciting to play on this rod!

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Jun 03, 2015
Kurenai +1
by: Alan Luecke

My Kurenai HM30R is also one of my favorite rods and I think the prettiest, a little jewel. The smallest fish will still bend the rod. If the fish are a little bit deep the softness masks the takes somewhat, but in the right place it can't be beat.

Jeff, let's fish. Find me on Facebook or ask Chris to forward your email. Now if it will only stop raining.

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