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Kickstarter – DRAGONtail MIZUCHI zx340 Small Stream Zoom Tenkara Rod

Editors Note: The Kickstarter for the DRAGONtail Mizuchi has ended. The rod is available directly from DRAGONtail Tenkara HERE.


The eagerly anticipated DRAGONtail Mizuchi tenkara rod Kickstarter is finally here. May all small stream anglers rejoice!

DRAGONtail MIZUCHI zx340 Hero Shot

Ever since Teton Tenkara‘s Tom Davis teased an upcoming small stream rod he co-designed with Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara, many fans of “bluelining” for trout have just been waiting for the day to pull the trigger on a new tenkara rod purchase.

Well, wait no longer. The Mizuchi zx340 zoom rod is now available for pre-sale. This rod is unique in the fact that it is a 3-way zoom rod that in explanation, not only addresses three small stream lengths (240cm, 290cm, and 340cm), but also fishes with an appropriate flex profile at each.

DRAGONtail MIZUCHI zx340 Tip Cap

If you act quickly, you can get one of these rods at an “Early Bird” price well below the eventual retail price of $160. As of writing this article, this rod had raised more than $3000 toward the funding goal. It appears the rod is well on it’s way to production. (Editor’s note: over 269 supporters funded this rod at over $34,000!)

DRAGONtail MIZUCHI zx340 Tenkara Rod

To read Tom Davis’ post at Teton Tenkara regarding the design and development of this rod, check out this link HERE.

Or, if small stream fishing is not your thing, but you want to check out the full range of DRAGONtail Tenkara products – including rods, lines, line holders, and nets, check out this link HERE.


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