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Nissin Mon

The Nissin Mon is a slightly firm, very compact tanago rod. The name is pronounced "moan" and translates as "crest" as in family crest or coat of arms.

The most striking thing about the rod is that it collapses to just 6.75 inches! With this rod, there really is no excuse for not having micro fishing gear with you no matter where you go. (And almost no matter where you go, if there is water there will be micros!)

Nissin Nissin "Mon" tanago rod

In addition to being short when collapsed, the Nissin Mon tanago rods only come in shorter lengths. They are only made in 2.6, 3 and 3.3 shaku lengths. Translated to inches, the extended lengths for the rods are  32, 36 and 40 inches.

The rods are noticeably stiffer than the Daiwa Hinata or Nissin Tanago Koro. A small sunfish or fair sized creek chub would still be able to put a bend in the rod, though.

Nissin recommends tippet no stronger than 6.5X. If you don't have 6.5X, use 7X. The snells on the Owner and Gamakatsu New Half Moon and Smallest tanago hooks would be fine, so you could use stronger line from the rod tip to the snell.

One thing I have found with respect to Japanese fixed line rods is that lighter overall weight or shorter collapsed length often translates into higher cost, and that holds true for the Mon. Prices range from $175 to $195. If you want the most portable rod of all, though, it might be worth it - especially if you find yourself sitting on a rock near shore eating your lunch on a tenkara fishing trip, and look down only to see micros just a couple feet away - which happens to me a lot.

Quantities are limited for all three lengths.

Nissin Mon 2.6 - $175
Nissin Mon 3.0 - $185
Nissin Mon 3.3 - $195


Domestic shipping is $10 via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery).

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package. Packages under 24" long and under $400 in value will go via USPS First Class International. Packages over 24" or over $400 will go via USPS Priority Mail International. The international shipping charge will be calculated at checkout.

International purchases may be subject to import duties and taxes. I cannot keep track of all import regulations in all countries written in all languages. Understanding and paying import duties and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

"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

As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.


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

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