As most of you know, I really like the DRAGONtail Mizuchi. For me, it answers all that I need when hunting native trout in small creeks. But some tenkara anglers have wanted more from their Mizuchis. They would like it to be a little shorter, to answer those even tighter creeks. They would like it to be a little softer in flex action, to flex more when casting a light line in its shortest length. Well, DRAGONtail has heard your comments and has answered!
Available now from DRAGONtail Tenkara is a set of two softer, replacement segments that will transform your original “power” Mizuchi into a “finesse” Mizuchi! Born from DRAGONtail’s experience in combining high performance glass and carbon fiber, the two replacement segments will make your Mizuchi more flexible, and yet just as strong. These segments take the Mizuchi from being a fast action, powerful creek rod to a more full flex, finesse rod in seconds!
Get the new Mizuchi soft action rod sections HERE
When using one or both of the finesse segments, you can dial in your Mizuchi to make it just what you need for your waters and your fish, and get the flex profile that you desire. Here, let me show you.
The segments in the Mizuchi soft action kit replace the original 3rd and 4th segments (I use the Japanese convention where the tip segment is the 1st segment). Using different combinations, you can get different rod actions, without compromising the rod’s arc/bend profile. These tables will make things more clear.
|Rod Configuration||Original||4th Segment Replaced||3rd & 4th Replaced|
|Short Length:||240 cm/16 pennies/RFI 6.6||231 cm/12.5 pennies/RFI 5.4||223 cm/11 pennies/RFI 4.9|
|Mid Length:||292 cm/17 pennies/RFI 5.8||284 cm/15 pennies/RFI 5.7||276 cm/14.5 pennies/RFI 5.3|
|Fully Extended:||340 cm/18 pennies/ RFI 5.3||330 cm/16 pennies/RFI 4.8||323 cm/16 pennies/RFI 4.9|
So using the soft action segments, you can lower the RFI from a power 6.6 to a soft 4.9, when the rod is in it’s shortest length. It also shortens the rod, making it more useful in even tighter creeks.
So there you have it. Finesse segments for your Mizuchi! Isn’t it great to be alive! If you want to dial in your Mizuchi for the conditions you fish, you can purchase your soft action segments HERE. Using the link will support both DRAGONtail and Tenkara Angler.
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