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Nissin Air Stage Honryu 380

by Terry Farmer

I got to fish my new Nissin Honryu 380 today. I wasn't sure if I would like it just wiggling it out of the box. It's a much softer rod than what I've been fishing with. I was pleasantly surprised! Rigged up with 10' of #3 level line and 4' 5X tippet. This rod is SMOOTH. It seems to cast itself. I landed a few rainbows with ease. I love it.

Recently I stepped on one of my Nissin rods. Chris sent me a replacement section in a matter of days. My latest purchase, the Honryu 380, arrived damaged by USPS. Chris promptly sent a new replacement rod to cover my loss, again in a matter of only a few days. You can't beat this level of customer service anywhere. Tenkara Bum is #1.

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Nov 29, 2014
Very capable rod
by: Chris Stewart

The rod is deceptive. It is much more capable than you would think from wiggling it. You are right, though. Smooth a silk.

Jan 01, 2015
Just ordered mine
by: Jeff Roberts

I can't wait to try this Rod out. I have found that longer rods suit my fishing areas best. I'll post my review soon.

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"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662

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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

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