Suntech Kurenai HM39R

by Tim N

When I started fishing tenkara rods some years ago, the second rod I purchased was a 3.9m rod. I thought its bright green crest on black graphite beautiful. It was a delight to cast light lines with and the length was great for reaching across streams. But it didn’t take much of a rainbow trout before it took on a mind of its own and got squirrelly. What some might call exciting, I considered frustrating. For those that look at the common cents data and read Chris’s review and think the Kurenai HM39R will be similar, rest secure in the knowledge that this is no noodle. Every bit as sensitive and capable of casting a light line, the Kurenai, nevertheless, has alot of backbone, and nicely progressive down the rod. I love this rod.

I’ve been diagnosed with RA and do not find the grip uncomfortable to hold for long periods. The “rubbery” feel of the grip is my favorite among my rods including some from Daiwa, Nissan, and Suntech.

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“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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