Great Rod For Most People!
The 12ft length and soft action make the Shadowfire 365 a great rod for most purposes. It is a great choice for small streams to rivers where the fish are mostly under 18 inches and as small as 4 inches. The Shadowfire rod can handle larger fish than 18 inches, depending on your Tenkara fighting skills but it is not really a big fish rod.
Although the Shadowfire 365 model is priced comparatively to entry level rods it is a high performance rod that will out perform many other Tenkara rods within $70 of it’s price range.
12 foot (365cm) 6:4 soft action rod. This rod has a light balanced feel and a soft action for an amazing Tenkara experience.
Shadowfire 365 Rod Specs:
- Rod length: 368 cm (about 12 feet)
- Soft 6:4 action
- Rod weight: about 2.9 oz
- CCS/RFI: 20 pennies/ 5.4
- High quality carbon fiber (IM10)
- Collapsed rod length: 23.25 inches
- Handle length: 10.25 inches
- 8 segments
- Universal & Regular Tip Cap included
- Matte Black finish (except logo section is gloss finish)
- Hard Storage Tube: 24.75 inches
The soft smooth casting action of this Tenkara rod with very very low oscillation will help you cast more naturally and accurately. If you are using level line, you will want size #3 or #3.5 for best performance but it will cast smaller sizes if desired. It will also cast any furled lines or tapered lines with ease.
Premium Rod Flex
The improved flex of this rod balances out the pressure nicely throughout the rod sections to eliminate hinging or points of pressure when fighting fish. This is something you would expect out of an expensive rod but you get it at a much less expensive price.
Comfortable Handle Shape
We designed our handle to fit the hand more comfortably to reduce hand fatigue and to give you more casting control. The classic camel double hump shape gives you many options to grip it in many different positions to accommodate your preference. This is the new smaller handle like the Mutant rod has.
Warranty & Parts
Immediate manufacture Defects (or missing items): We replace the defective (or missing) parts free of charge.
One-Time Rod Replacement Warranty: All DRAGONtail Tenkara rods have a ONE-TIME rod replacement warranty for accidentally destroy your Tenkara rod. For the Shadowfire 365 rod the replacement warranty fee is $50 + shipping. This rod replacement is for the rod only, does not include the rod tube or other extras. You must have your purchase receipt for this warranty option.
Replacement (or spare) Parts: You can also purchase rod sections (or any part) separately to repair your rod (see replacement parts), our rod part prices are comparable to what you pay for warrantied repairs that other companies offer.