mercredi 31 août 2016

Nissin Zerosum Oni Honryu 395 rod

Masami Sakakibara has surprised us last year with Zerosum Oni Honryu 450 released by Nissin and this time they strike again with the rod this post will deal with: the Zerousm Oni Honryu 395.

Theoretical specifications of this rod are:

Length: 3,95 m
Pieces: 8
Collapsed length: 64 cm
Weight: 85 g
Tip diameter: 0.65 mm
Butt diameter: 11.7 mm
Tippet: from 号 0,8 to 号 1,5 
Blank: 96% graphite

The length of my rod is 3.98 m to which adds the lilian; its weight without the tip cap is 82.5 grams. The handle is made of very high quality cork and its subtile camel gourd shaped handle is very comfortable and provides, in my opinion, a better handling of the rod than the curvy handle that can be seen on the Royal Stage or Zerosum rods. 

The Zerosum Oni Honryu 395 is aesthetically similar to its big sister released last year the Zerosum Oni Honryu 450 and the quality is of the same level and that means one of a kind.
Clearly this duet of tenkara rods stand out from the majority of current productions by a great work in design as well a rarely attained production quality level.

In fishing action this tenkara rod is perfectly balanced. Thanks to its balance this tenkara rod can with great ease adapt to any kind of tenkara line one light use and be as performant with any type of line.
I think that the person who best described this tenkara rod is John Vetterli, one of the founding member of Tenkara Guides LLC: "
The new Nissin Zerosum Oni Honryu 395. This rod pushes the maximum performance limits into uncharted territory. Light weight, superb balance, massive power in reserve. This rod and its big brother the Nissin Zerosum Oni Honryu 450 are the tenkara equivalent to today's hyper cars like the Porsche 918, or Koenigsegg One:1."

mercredi 3 août 2016

July tenkara

The month of August has just started, so it is time to publish a brief summary of my fishing in July. After a month of June and its bad weather July was very hot which ultimately has been good because it has helped reduce water level in most rivers in the area.

I have been keeping throughout July the same strategy used in June: multiplying short fishing sessions (2 hours maximum) to adapt to temperatures so by fishing only early morning or late evening .

I fished the full month with the same gear : Nissin ZeroSum Oni 450 rod,  Nissin Ony-ryu 号 2.5 level line and my faithful Yamato kebari. Running out of rabbit dubbing I received by chance some samples of hare dubbing from a fly-tying materials company. Of course this does not alter the effectiveness of my Yamato kebari nor its function, it just changes a little its appearance. Trout, blind as bat, do not make the difference. 

August is starting with gray and rainy days, fishing is perhaps going to be less easy...wait and see!