For sale here is a bamboo rod hand-crafted in Japan by Yukihito Okawa - the Miyuki Rod - 7'3, 2/2 for a 3 weight line. Okawa-san crafted this rod from "Torafu" bamboo which naturally has a slower action and mottled appearance relative to standard tonkin cane. Beautiful york gum burl grip. Silk wraps are color-preserved YLI medium gray with black edges...a stunning contrast with the cane. 24K gold plated hardware. Rod weighs 4 1/4 oz. Medium parabolic action. Exquisite varnish work! A wonderful 3 wt rod that would make a great addition to anyone's fishing arsenal or collection. If you've never experienced the smooth and slow action of Torafu bamboo, you will be amazed with this 3wt rod!
The crest like tortoiseshell is the first feature of TORAFU. TORAFU is a variety of HACHIKU. This lives in Susaki in Kochi Prefecture in Japan. If this TORAFU is transplanted to another land, ordinary HACHIKU will grow.