We have been very excited about the Talon ever since we first heard of it from Brent at DRAGONtail and are pleased to be one of the first to stock this unique rod that is perfect for the bikefisher!
DRAGONtail's ultra-compact Talon rod collapses down to 17" (compared to 21" or more for a typical tenkara rod) but extends to nearly 11 feet and retains the light, sensitive feel that many "mini" rods on the market lack. Zip it into your frame bag or strap it to your handlebar roll and be ready to wet your line in any fishy-looking hole you come across.
The Talon is well-suited for smaller water and fish under 15" but can handle larger fish also. It is also a great choice for young anglers because of its compact size, manageable extended length and low price.
NOTE: The most recent production run of these rods feature an updated handle shape (photos to come). The grip tapers seamlessly to the winding check and eliminates the square foam edge of the previous version. We like this update and think it adds comfort and sensitivity to the rod by allowing a smooth transition between the foam grip and the rod blank. We think you'll like it too!
Add a Starter Kit to your order and you'll be ready to fish! We recommend an 11ft line for the Talon. Want to customize your setup? Not sure which rod or line to choose? We're happy to help! Give us a call or email!
Talon Rod Specs:
- Rod length: 330cm (about 10.6ft)
- Stiffer end of a 6:4 action
- Rod weight: about 2.9 oz
- Rod with case weight: about 6.9 oz
- High quality carbon fiber
- Collapsed rod length: 17 inches
- Handle length: 11 inches
- 10 segments
- Metal butt cap
- Matte Black finish
- Hard Storage Tube: 17 13/16 inches