Based on unanimous feedback from our tenkara masters in Japan we have tweaked our best selling rod a little and made it even better. The Iwana II features a longer handle with two gripping positions, a curved end for more comfortable gripping at the end, better quality cork and a redesigned endcap that will not spin out while fishing.
Ideal for those seeking very very delicate casting and for fishing smaller streams, the Iwana feels extremely light-weight and with its 6:4 action, very precise. The progressive taper, ultra-light weight, and tip action provides for great battles, even when hooking the smaller fish. Quality and strength are by no means compromised, and landing large fish is not unheard of (8lbs mentioned on a forum thread!). If you are going to streams where 12 inch trout are trophies this is the rod.
These rods have a beautiful "glossy carbon" finish, where you can see the high-quality carbon fiber material through a nice glossy finish.