My collection has grown by three in 2017. kyogi 18, Suntech GM Suikei Keiryu Special 53, Suntech Kurenai hm30r.
My Quiver has a crazy character. Each one is dramatically different than the next, and I am beginning to like the Kurenai more and have moved past first impressions.
The only rods I feel have some level of overlap are the Carp rods. They have the same length and a similar feel. I still have only landed small stuff on them (under 5 lbs.), the true separating factor will be when I start getting larger critters. I might have a different opinion at that time.
I’ve been using the Amago a lot for the last few months. I’m gearing up to packraft in the Grand Canyon (actually, Marble Canyon, upstream from GC) and it will serve as my primary rod there.
I’m looking at getting a Carp rod, something like a Shimano Borderless P630. We have Carp to 1m very close to my home. I am concerned, at 6m, I am very near power lines, if it were not for close proximity to power lines, I would have already been deep into carp.
Looking forward to the new season.
SOLD: Tenryu, Daiwa (Sebata)
ADDED: 3.6m Zerosum, Hane 2, Amago and Iwana
I use my Ito, Amago and Sato the most followed by the Rhodo and then the Mini V3s for travel. I have been using the Hane 2 more, my son uses it quite a bit. I am working for Tenkara USA now as a writer, naturally using their rods more, I’ve used them since day one but they are my work rods now.
My quiver is as follows.
Nissin Mini 2.7 - 3.6 - 4.5 for travel <— grabbing these if the house catches fire.
Don’t check in yet. You’re still sane. I’ve got a lot more than that! Is that a Gamakatsu Ryokei 390 I see there!? How do you like it? I really like mine, although I don’t fish it too often. Very lightweight and very smooth!