So I acquired a Soyokaze 27SR about a month ago. Had been looking casually on various Japanese sites for parts to expand it’s range- wanted the handles for 16/21/24 (not necessarily all of them, but at least some). I was lucky in that mine included spare #1 and 2 sections already.
Well yesterday I sent Keiichi (of Tenkara-Ya) a message on FB asking about handle sections. Less than 12hrs later, good news. Daiwa has handles for 16/21/24, who knows what else. They are cheap (<$20 ea) and include the base cap. I’m gonna get all three from him and stop looking for short rods.
Just FYI if somebody has a Soyokaze that needs repair or you want to make it into another length.
Keiichi is awesome!