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Kagerow Rods By Master Rod Builder
Ishida Hideto Of Japan

"I may not be able to make a Bamboo Rod that would suit every fisherman perfectly. Yet I do believe, If I make a Rod that one fisherman finds great, I shall continue my work. I am making these Bamboo Rods for people who love rivers, fish and spend their time amongst beautiful Mother Nature! Ishido Hideto Kagerow Rods"

It is with great joy and honor to bring the first line of Kagerow rods to the Untied States. For over 22 years Master Rod Builder Ishido Hideto has had a passion for building the finest Bamboo Rods for fly fishermen to cherish. Now it's time to bring his works of art to the USA and share these wonderful rods with others. Not only are these rods beautiful to look at, but they are incredible fishing tools. The meaning of Kagerow is Mayfly in Japanese. These wonderful rods have a very nice medium fast semi-parabolic action. The Rod options at Kagerow will fit the needs of most fly fisherman. While many of the rod builders of Japan still construct their Rods exclusively using "Madake" or Japanese traditional Bamboo, Ishido-san has chosen to use the best Chinese Tonkin Cane. Although he has decided to stay true to the Japanese tradition, he still offers one model in his line made with "Madake" appropriately called "The Japan Model". Every rod is without a doubt some of the finest work you will ever see in any rod made today! Yes, they do cast as good as they look!

You have my word on that!

RD Sorensen

From small stream Trout rods for specialized fishing to large Salmon rod Kagerow make a rod for you!

About Urushi Finish

The 3 month varnish process or (Urushi lacquer finish) comes from the ancient Natural Varnish Tree "Rhus verniciflua". It dates back to 7000 B.C. and has been used on most of Japan's priceless wood art work over Thousands of years. Concerning the lacquer, when fully cured it's stronger than urethane. It creates a very tough membrane on the surface of the bamboo. Because it is very thin, no cracking occurs when the bamboo bends. Also, the lacquer forms a better molecular bond with the bamboo, better than you think is possible. The traditional wiping technique used in Japan brings out the beauty of the natural material. Unlike the lacquer ware (bowls and dishes) that uses many thick coats of lacquer and iron hydroxide to make it black, for bamboo rods a very thin coat is used and then wiped to remove excess. These very thin coats are repeated many times over 3 months and the result is a thin coat that is flexible and waterproof, but heat resistant and very durable. Because urushi lacquer does not use organic solvents, it will not melt down like urethane when exposed to high temperatures. When this process is completed it produces a finish like glass.

Kagerow Basic

2pcs: $2,400
3pcs: $2,500

A crisp fast action rod for dry fly fishing on a little creek or freestone stream.

6'3" to 8', 2pcs or 3pcs, #2 #3 #4 #5

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Main River

2pcs: $2,400
3pcs: $2,500

2pcs model with progressive action having powerful butt for long distance casting.

3pcs model with smooth progressive action for slow and quite casting for rising trout.

6'8" to 8'2", 2pcs or 3pcs, #3 #4 #5 #6

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Main River Special

2pcs: $2,600
3pcs: $2,700

A progressive action 8'6" length rod for big trout in main streams.

6'8" to 8'2", 2pcs or 3pcs, #3 #4 #5 #6

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow North Rainbow

2pcs: $2,500
3pcs: $2,600

A one&half built rod for Rainbow Trout fishing dry or wet flies in main stream.

7'6" to 8'2", 2pcs(one&half), #4 #5 #6

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Moonlight

2pcs: $2,500
3pcs: $2,600

A one&half built strategic rod built for specified wet fly fishing, slower action than the North Rainbow model.

7'6" to 8'2", 2pcs(one&half), #4 #5

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Trout Special

3pcs: $3,400

A longer rod for wet fly fishing on main stream for single hand casting with fighting butt.

Origianlly intermediate thread wrapped shaft.

9'6", 9'9", 9'11", 3pcs, #6

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Japan

2pcs: $2,400
3pcs: $2,500

A sensitive rod with delicate action for small creek fishing, made of "madake", a Japanese traditional bamboo material having smooth and strong power fibers.

6'0" to 7'2", 2pcs or 3pcs, #2 #3 #4

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Kei

2pcs: $2,400
3pcs: $2,500

A pentagonal rod with very smooth parabolic medium action.

6'6" to 7'8", 2pcs or 3pcs, #2 #3 #4

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow Cherry Salmon

3pcs: $3,800

A double handed rod for Cherry Salmon fishing in japan.

This model can be used for both Spey and overhand styles.

12', 3pcs, #8

Download 2007 Kagerow Order Form (word doc)

Kagerow 4pc Pack Rod

starting at $2,850

The Perfect rod for the Fisherman/backpacker that can't live without his Cane! Also for world travel it will fit just about any place you need it too! A 4pc rod that feels like your fishing a 2pc. Starting at $2,850 leather case included. Can be built in most configuration.

Kagerow Rods By Master Rod Builder Hideto Ishida Of Japan

Every model comes with two mirrowed tips, rod bag, and aluminum tube.

Rod Options

Intermediate Thread Winding $500
Rod Tube Covered by Leather $150
Double Built Reel Seat $150
Bamboo Built Reel Seat $150
Tiger Pattern Flamed Blank $250
Newly Built A Tip Section $600 to $650
(Intermediate) ($750 to $800)

Bag Prices

Twin-bag $1,200
Shoulder bag $1,000

The Mayfly Shoulder Bag

Iahida-san has done it again with hand made Perfection! Be ready for the stream in unique style with the "The Twin Mayfly Leather Over The Shoulder Bag" or the "The Single Mayfly Over The Shoulder Bag".

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All specifications and prices are subject to change without notice. Local taxes will be applied.

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