WTB a short rod

looking for a shimotsuke or tiny ten or anything else under 180cm or 6’. any working condition is fine.


I bought a tiny ten and wouldn’t recommend it. Just way too stiff for my taste.

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Although I have not had a Shimotsuke Kiyotaki 180 I did used to own the 210, 330, 360 and 390. All were excellent rods and only sold for health reasons.
I can recommend the 210 which if gripped differently should easily work as a 180 where the situation requires it.

I have a new, unused Tiny Ten.
No reasonable offer refused.

I think that you will find that the majority of short rods are stiff. The TT10 is stiff, but this may be an asset in small brush choked streams when a fish must be wrestled out with a rod having sufficient backbone.

Barry Kustin