Nissin Kyogi Carp Rod

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.

16.4 pounds
How big is it?
15.2 pounds
photos courtesy of jrob
I've been fishing Central Park any chance I get with the Kyogi, and it is SO FUN!

Dennis K, New York
Looks like Dennis is there night and day!
Warning! Carp fishing is addictive.

If there are carp in New York's Central Park (and there are) they're probably in a body of water near you. And just as John Vetterli says of catching carp under the interstate on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, and Dennis K says of catching carp in the center of New York City, it is fun!

I need to say right off the bat, though, that the Kyogi 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 species 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!

Pike on a fixed line rod? Why not? Just make sure you have a rod that can handle one!

If you want a rod that will handle whatever you hook, consider the Nissin Kyogi!

The Kyogi comes in three colors: Black (BX), Red (RX) and Yellow (YX).

The rods also come in four lengths, 12, 15, 18 and 21. The lengths are in "shaku" which is a Japanese unit of measure that is just barely under a foot in length.


Kyogi 12
3.3 oz

Kyogi 15
4.7 oz

Kyogi 18
5.1 oz

Kyogi 21
7.1 oz

Nissin Kyogi 12 BX (black)- $220

Kyogi 12 BX out of stock

Nissin Kyogi 15 BX (black)- $245

Nissin Kyogi 18 BX (black)- $270

Nissin Kyogi 18 RX (red)- $270

Nissin Kyogi 18 YX (Yellow)- $270

Nissin Kyogi 21 BX (black)- $295


Shipping to US addresses is via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days). The $20 charge will be added do your order automatically.

Because of the rod's length and the weight of the packaging, shipping to international addresses will be very expensive. Please request a quote before ordering. does not ship to the European Union or the European Economic Area.


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"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653

"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


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

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What a fantastic big rod. Surprisingly light.

Jeff R, Texas

If the folks knew how smooth these rods are you would sell a lot more of them.

Les A, Idaho

Hi Chris - success! You didn't tell me that the rod "sings" when playing the fish! Amazing fun. What a sight watching them chase down the fly.

Richard L, Colorado

Here is another personal best Tenkara Fish. Biggest Channel Cat so far [9lb 7oz]. Was feeding in shallow water for some reason and I caught it on a John Montana Hybrid Carp Fly while sight fishing Carp. Have I mentioned yet how much I love this rod? It got one heck of a work out with this fish.

Pat M, Kansas