I remember we kicked this can around a little back in Dec on TFForum
Discovered there is a Tenkara Neo Minomushi, different rod, bu using the same Minomushi Concept as the Kiyoshi Minomushi rod. Giving it the label - Minomushi Grip.
Anyway, doing a google search with " ダイワのミノムシ竿 "
I found a listing on an auction site, Two 4.5m + Two 3.8m rod, registered on Jan 14th or today Jan 16th:
There is a 9:25 minute video on Nico, 渓流釣りがしたくなって・・・テンカラ編 (I want to fish a mountain stream … Tenkara edition)
I can not watch it because I am not registered there and don’t want to. But you can login with a Twitter or Facebook account.
This is the description of the video.
Hello, it is Satoshi.
It’s time to say it is Tenkara Season
I went to a mountain stream fishing with a new rod.
This time, I used Daiwa’s Minomushi for the first time but it was a good feeling!
Maybe or maybe not worth watching to see if anything significant can be learned about the rod, But it is possible that in the video he is using a Neo Minomushi but only wrote Minomushi in the description.
Maybe something else will turn up later.
Today I am seeing a similar problem I found while looking for this in Dec. Websites seem to print the name of what you are looking for all over their web page, but their page has nothing to do with that, they are selling something completely unrelated. Like furniture, or healthcare. Do a google search with ダイワのミノムシ竿 , and you will see these bogus websites listed in the video section. Most say Daiwa ダイワ(Daiwa) NEO テンカラミノムシ 33. Have the same thumbnail image, but different web link. I’ve seen this with searches for other rods models from time to time. Very annoying.
**Odd, I put in the hyper link to the Nico video, the Thumbnail image shows up in the preview, but when I post the message only a blank space is displayed. **
If you change the following to a proper URL you can see the video - http://www dot nicovideo dot jp/watch/sm26225901