Daiwa expert tenkara lt39

Anyone have any experience with this rod? Im not using it for bass it will be for trout. Bigger or higher water. I’ll be honest never have fished a tenkara rod above 20 pennies on the common cents scale. The Royal stage 400 7:3 had plenty of power but I don’t really care for it to much and don’t fish it. To be honest looking in that 395 to 400 class of rods I’m not to sure which way to go. It will be mostly a specialty rod but I want to like to fish it. Any experience with the Diawa or any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

I don’t have any experience with the Daiwa Expert, though I’m very curious about the Daiwa Master. Anyhow, I don’t want to side track your discussion here.

You asked about suggestions. What about the Nissin Oni Honryu 39? Great rod (I have fished that one and believe a couple of people on here have or had one) and I think it would do what you’re talking about and may be a little less expensive than the Daiwa, not to mention made in Japan.

I prefer rods around 20 pennies or less. I personally would not think there is need to go much heavier for any trout. I would even argue that going lighter is much more fun and a 14-16 penny rod will make quick work of just about any trout in any water. This summer I landed a 17" brown in some pretty heavy current…fishing a tusa rhodo.

Have you considered.the royal stage 400 6:4?
I recently picked up a 320 6:4, and it is my favorite. Such a fantastic blank…

I also like Peder’s suggestion.

I have the 450, which is just wonderful to cast, but too long for most of my fishing, so it collects dust.

It is hard to make recommendations.
The more you describe the specific application the better the advice.

What lines and kind of flies do you intend cast?
Can you share more details of the water you intend to fish? Type of river, depth, etc…
For the application you describe, what rods have you tried and how have they failed you?

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Thanks you guys for the replies! Yes I do agree about the Diawa masters I actually almost got one but went with something else. If they had a 13’ I would probably look into it. For the Royal stages I have everyone they made except for the 400 6:4 hahah great rod just want something different. My 13’ rod is my oni type one, great rod and can handle any trout out there under the right conditions. I just need something that isn’t so “tippy”. It has great backbone and will cast a bead head when asked to but I want something that can do both a little better. I’m not sure if I want the TB40 nothing against it just want to go a different route. The oni Honryu is probably the rod I’ll go with bc it’s really the only choice I have if I want to buy in the US. The Diawa looks nice but it seems like it’s to much rod for what I’m fishin for.