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Suntech Kurenai H30R Tenkara Rod
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Just in, the H30R

Although Suntech are not well known in the UK for Tenkara they probably make the best Tenkara Rods still produced in Japan.  The company used to make rods for Daiwa until they switched production to China.  Once you see and cast one of these rods you will be in no doubt about the quality.  The finish is superb with details such as the high quality tip roller and swelled butt with non slip finish.

The rod weighs just 26g at 10 ft long, with just the weight of a leader and fly to add you are fishing, all day fishing with no arm fatigue is no problem.  The action is fast and precise although this is an out and out Tenkara rod so single dry or light nymph is the way to go.  The rod loads with a light Tenkara line, casting a #3 with confidence putting the fly just where you want, it reminds you just how much fun Tenkara can be.  

I would say the rod is best suited to small stream fishing where the majority of fish are in the 6-8" range although it should have enough to handle the occasional 10-12" fish with a good fight.

Update, since importing this rod I have now had chance to use it and it is now my favourite tenkara rod.  I have just tried it with Valcan #2.5 fluorocarbon and it is really well matched to the lighter line which it flicks out with finesse and speed if needed. I would describe the action as fairly tippy and fast but certainly not a poker.

Suntech Kurenai H30R

Length 9'8" (2.9m)

Weight 26g

Line Rating #2.5 - #4 with 7X tippet

Action 7:3

Collapsed length 24" (58.5cm)

Spare sections available (although turnaround may be in the order of months):

All main sections £25 each including postage, Handle section £45 including postage, Tip bung or handle bung £5 each.



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