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Hi Gary,

Just received Kotake-San’s octagonal rod and am delighted with it. It is BEAUTIFULLY finished and casts very well; lays out a long, straight line. I would class it as more on the medium side of medium-fast. I wasted about 5 microseconds in getting a favorite 5wt. line on it and my only criticism is that the slide ring is too loose for all my Ross Gunnison reels. I will have to pack out the reel feet. I have a Christian Hörgren fly rod with the same problem. Maybe people outside the USA use different reel foot specs? In any event, not a problem for me. Gorgeous, gorgeous rod……..that’s my Xmas present! I drilled a tiny hole in the tube cap as I believe rods should “breathe”. Very happy and looking forward to the A6F. Also, thanks for the cutouts.


Bum rod is one of the most popular bamboo rod makers in our shop. The list price of Bum rods are all one tip model, but these sale models are two tips. Also these sale models are both A8F. The difference is the color. One is regular color, and the other is dark finish. These two rods are both made with Tonkin cane for the bigger size fish on the bigger size river. You will be surprised with its crisp but smooth action. For the details, please check "Bum Rod" on "SHOP" tab. We just have one each in stock. If you are interested in these sale rods, just give us an e-mail. First-come-first-served. The rod will be ready to ship after the heavy traffic of Holiday season (early January 2023). These two A8F are both improved version of 2023 which is hollowed up to the tip section. (Older model was hollowed only butt and mid sectio).

  1. 8ft #5 A8F DOC (Deformed Octagonal Construction) $1,890SOLD

  2. 8ft #5 A8F DOC $1,989 (Revised price. We are sorry, but we put the wrong price)→Still Available as of December 12, 2022. (Dark Finish)→SOLD

DOC construction for A8F (The color of the rod blank and wrapping and shape of the grip handle are not the same as the sale model.)

Beautiful vanishing

Bum rod has many unique features to make the rod light other than its hollow construction. Top guide is not usual covered type.

We know it is not made in Japan, but good old days GB! We have a couple of old Hardy reels in stock now. One is Bougle (very rare in this condition)→SOLD, and other is ST George Jr. (Normal used condition)→SOLD. We believe the price is very fair. First-come-first-served. 10 days for the deliver. Go to "SHOP" tab.


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