Maikuro, meaning micro in Japanese, is the new series of nano graphite technology rods from Shimano. They have a sleek, modern design with a matt black finish, white, silver and black trims, and stylish butt configurations incorporating the new Sea Guide carbon hooded reel seat. The butt design is a combination of cork and extra hard EVA, which was selected for the best transmission of bites and sensitivity in the angler’s hand. Thanks to the highly responsive graphite blanks, this series is best suited to finesse lure-casting situations. There are rods are perfect for targeting light freshwater and estuary, and of course barramundi. Perfect for baitcasting fishos. There is currently one model (MK621BCM) which is 1.8m, 1-piece and rated to 3-6kg. The Maikuro range also includes spin, beach, jigging and offshore models, and more info is available at the Shimano website.
Price: approx. SRP $120