Here’s an interesting one.
I had wanted this rod since it was first announced. Bought it for myself from Plat a few months ago, and have only been able to fish it a few times.
First time on the water with it, the first fish it hooked was a 22.5" bow that put up the most epic fight I’ve had so far, which wound up breaking section #3.
I replaced that section with the #3 for the Nissin Ukon 3.6m, as kind of an artistic expression, or memorial, to the battle damage obtained in that epic fight.
The rod is beautiful, has a very nice balance, a wonderful cork grip, some have said they think it’s basically a Royal Stage 7:3 with a different coat of paint.
Why am I selling? In fishing this back to back with my Seiryu-X 35, I prefer the softer/slower/deeper flexing seiryu rod every day of the week. I learned my lesson in that this Sakon isn’t a “big fish”-enough rod, not different enough capability from the rod I prefer fishing, to keep them both. I think I want to replace this with a Keiryu-X 30 or 33, or possibly a Seiryu-X 45 for more reach. Not sure, but the Sakon isn’t doing it for me. I just can’t get into a groove with it.
I’m not entirely sure what to ask for it, but I was thinking $125.