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A8 stands for Advanced 8. A8 has octagonal face with hollowed construction. This hollow construction is pretty unique. Hollowed inner has reinforced wall all the way except tip section. The Bamboo is Tonkin. A8 is for such a fisherman who is chasing for  20 incher at Henrys Fork. Fast tip Action make it easy to make a tight loop. You can cast a fly to pin point.

**All photos courtesy of Yuki Bando (Flybito Press)

  • Specifications

    <Model Name> A8
    Length and Line weight 8'0" 4wt, 8'0" 5wt, 8'3" 5 wt
    Section 3 piece
    <Rod Blank>  
    Taper Design Compound
    Strip Deformed Eight
    Deflection Fast
    Solid or Hollow Hollow
    Bamboo Tonkin
    Brank color Light brown
    Tip 1 tip
    <Around grip>  
    Reel Seat style Downlock with cap and band
    Reel Seat metal Nickel Silver
    Reel Seat spacer Tiger Japanese Marronnier
    <Around Grip>  
    Handle Full Wells
    Grip Portugese corks 
    Grip Check None
    Stripping Guide Hard Chrome steel
    Guides Snake
    Guide Metal Hard chrome Steel
    Color Silver
    <Wrapping Thread>  
    Thread Color  Mastard with black trim

    *Extra tip $350

    *Uprock reel seat can be altanative 
    without extra cost.
    *Cigar grip can be altanative 
    without extra cost.
    *Darker Finish Set(Darker Framed blank with ferrules, reel seel metal and guides
    are anodized in black) $110

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