For sale here is an 8'3" 2-piece / 2-tip 4wt bamboo rod from the bench of Japanese rodmaker Masa Akaike. Serial #026. Constructed using Madake cane, the rod is blonde in color, weighs 3.45oz and features bright guides wrapped in light umber silks. The tips are wrapped green/red for ease of rotation. Swiss ferrules fit perfectly, and all sections are full length and straight. 6" cork grip with cap & ring reel seat over burl spacer. The cork is smooth and clean, and the rod is in excellent+ condition overall. The hand rubbed oil finish suits the Madake cane well. This is a hollow built rod and the action is decidedly medium. The fine Madake power fibers give this rod tremendous feel and nice power for turning over long & light leaders. A beautifully crafted rod with an elegant, understated aesthetic. Sold in the original bag and tube with cloth tube protector. If you're interested in a matched pair, we have another on offer here.