Kumokiri is the unique model which does not have any nodes at all. Thomas & Thomas once experimented their beautiful model “Nodeless”. This model is inspired by them but done by totally different method. “Nodeless” cut the node section and glued perfectly as if it is one cane. Kumokiri has no nodes, but no glued. There are so many different bamboo species in Japan. Kumokiri use the bamboo which has the longest length of node to node. Four pieces model only.
**All photos courtesy of Yuki Bando (Flybito Press)
<Model Name> Kurokiri Length and Line weight 7'6", 4wt Section 4 piece <Rod Blank> Taper Design Compound Strip Six Deflection Medium Fast Solid or Hollow Solid Bamboo To-chiku Brank color Glassy Chocolate Tip 1 tip <Around grip> Reel Seat style Downlock with ring Reel Seat metal Hard chrome Steel Reel Seat spacer Stacked wood with gold color metal <Around Grip> Handle Fine Cigar Grip Portugese corks Grip Check None ＜Guide> Stripping Guide Carboloy Guides Snake Guide Metal Hard chrome Steel Color Black Extra tip $500 Thread Color Clear