Nissin fine mode 270

by Dave
(Baton Rouge )

I guess it doesn't matter how you come to Tenkara as long as you come to it. I got interested in Tenkara from youtube videos I found while learning to fly fish. My first day fly fishing was terrible and the second was not much better. Eventually I got better and about a year later found the aforementioned videos. Suffice it to say I purchased a rod from an American rod company and it works ok. Fast forward two years and I am fishing little mountain streams where I needed a smaller rod and line. I chose the Nissin Fine Mode 270 in the small stream kit. One word describes it..... fine. Not fine as in ok but as in that rod is good looking and killer on the water. The stiffer action being a keiryu rod casts line better than my longer Tenkara rod. The fit and finish is far superior, and is everything I want in a small rod. It is a pleasure to fish and am already planning another rod purchase from the site. Small streams and need a little back bone look no further. Next stop for me is keiryu!

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