For sale here is a Saga rod from Hokkaido, Japan featuring state of the art bamboo ferrules. 7'8 for a 5 weight line in a two section / one tip configuration. Hollow-built. Beautiful buckeye reel seat spacer. Shinichiro Saga has been hand-crafting bamboo rods for over fifteen years and has developed quite a following in Japan and beyond. His rods are well-known for very smooth and powerful, medium to medium fast action performance. His bamboo ferrules have never failed and let me tell you, they've been field-tested by some of the most demanding casters. And....Shin's bamboo ferrules are much thinner than most. Shinichiro has been attending the Catskills Rodmakers' Gathering for a number of years now, garnering accolades from some of the best casters--and rodmakers--at these events. This rod comes with a beautiful three-compartment rod bag. The rod weighs 3.15 oz.