Nissin Fujiryu 410 question

Hi everyone. A recent discussion on the Fujiryu rod caused me to research and then think about a particular want in my next rod.

With the 410 version, would it be useful to use it occasionally with shorter lines for smaller streams for smaller fish (like how some people use the length of the TUSA Ito) or is it more meant for long line, open space fishing for larger fish? I would like the utility of the large fish, long line, but would also like reach in smaller water.
How do you think it might perform on smaller water? Also, which version (5:5 or 6:4) would better meet my needs?

Good timing Jason. I have decided to purchase the 6:4 version (on order with Tenbum but no availability for the near future). My intent is more for longer line/bigger fish.

I use the, slightly longer, 450 honryu model in the same series of rods. It is very versatile and I have enjoyed fishing in exactly the same way as you intend to use the 410. There are some situations where it is unsuitable but that can be said about any rod. You will probably find, as I did, that the longer rod copes with a broader range of fish size and line length than you anticipate.

The problem with going long is how Tip Heavy the rods become and there is no getting around it if you do not resort to two-hand casting. Is the added reach and line length worth it for you to put up with a poorly balanced rod all the rest of the time? Only You can answer that question. The practical limit is about 3.8 meters. Beyond there, just about everything becomes uncomfortably tip heavy. Shorter lines, of course, can be fished and will help a lot in some situations but, you will still have a Beast of a Rod to put up with. But on the other side, of things, you can grow accustomed to almost anything, and eventually accept it as a normal part of your fishing life…Karl.

Any rod can work with a shorter line, except the Ito; it doesn’t work well with any line-length.

I think the amount of weight you have on your hook should be the deciding factor between 5:5 or 6:4. Unweighted, go with softer. Weighty flies need a stiffer rod.


I fish nothing but Nissins and the difference in both casting and catching between a 5:5, 6:4 and 7:3 is quite dramatic.
If larger waters and larger fish is your primary goal definitely go 6:4.
It’s easier to accept having too much rod for the small fish than discovering you have way too little for the big ones!
The ideal solution of course would be to have a shorter 5:5 AND the 410 6:4, but that’s the sort of thinking that got me into a 4 rod situation…