Natural Free SGA
Murata rod is one of the oldest well known bamboo rod makers in Japan. He is a mentor of Hironobu Kitao of AWOL, Jun Yokota of Yokota Rod, Ryuno Tujibayasi of Ryuno Rod and many others. He has been teaching whatever he could advise. There are so many Murata Rod fans in Japan. You may have to be at the end of the long line when you order.
The natural free is the very first model of his career. The original action was inspired by Garrison 201. He has kept improving its action for years. He still believes the Natural is the best all round rod in his line-up.
**All photos courtesy of Yuki Bando (Flybito Press)
<Model Name> Natural Free Length and Line weight 6'0"/6'6"/7’0”/7'6", 3wt
Section 2 piece <Rod Blank> Taper Design Straight Strip Six Deflection Medium Fast Solid or Hollow Solid Bamboo Tonkin Brank color Light brown Tip 2 tips <Around grip> Reel Seat style Uplock with aluminum screw band Reel Seat metal Hard chrome Steel Reel Seat spacer Birds Eye Maple <Around Grip> Handle ①② Ciger
③④ Half Wells
Grip Highest grade of Portugese corks Grip Check Wood Check（Birds Eye Maple） ＜Guides> Stripping Guide Agate Guides Snake Guide Metal Hard chrome Steel Color Silver <Wrapping Thread> Thread Color Red