Kakuhiro Nonaka was the first bamboo builder who made bamboo rods from Ha-Chiku that is endemic Japanese bamboo. The fiber constructions at the surface of the cane is less dense than Tonkin. Kakuhiro believes “The denser, the better” is only an old myth about bamboo rod material. None of the graphite maker uses high modulus Carbon of 40 tons for the light rod. Kakuhiro chose Ha-Chiku because he thinks it the best material to make rod lighter and smoother without losing the enough strength to catch the fish.
S76 is the standard model that has straight taper.
**All photos courtesy of Yuki Bando (Flybito Press)
<Model Name> S Series Length and Line weight
7'0" - 8'3
3wt - 6wt
Section 4 piece <Rod Blank> Taper Design Straight Strip Six Deflection Medium Solid or Hollow Full Hollow Bamboo Ha-Chiku(Japanese Kyoto Bamboo) Brank color Medium Brown Tip 2 tips <Around grip> Reel Seat style Downlock by cap and ring Reel Seat metal Nickel Silver Reel Seat spacer Japanese Zelkova or Japanese Marronnier <Around Grip> Handle Fine Ciger Grip Portugese corks Grip Check Thread Wrapping ＜Guides> Stripping Guide Carboloy Guides Snake Guide Metal Hard chrome Steel Color Black <Wrapping Thread> Thread Color Dark Olive with Dark Red trim <Opitonal>
*Intermidate Wraps with signature wrap at Butt $500
*Aluminum Tube $250 ( Rod price does not include alminum tube. Alminum tube of Kakuhiro rod is not common rod tube, but one of the kind)