Nomura Aichi 86M

BASS

WOW! I've known about the Nomura brand for a few years, but considering that other local shops were already stocking some of the range, I let them go and didn't pay too much interest. They can't be that good, right? Just like all the others?.... WRONG!

This 8'6" rod is a dream. It's so, so light, crisp and fast at the same time. A lot like the HTO Nebula which have found favour over the last couple of years it's the kind of rod that blows everything else in the price rang out of the water (The Aichi is actually better balanced and slimmer with a similar degree of tip taper). In terms of all-round bass rods for folks on a bit more of a budget, this rod feels like it will do anything you ask of it. A great rod for anything from an unweighted plastic to a big Patch which is at the top end of what they feel comfortable with. Like the longer, heavier option, this one feels less powerful than the rating suggests. More comparable to a Japanese 30g rod I'd say. A brilliant all-rounder. I'm reassured that having such a large European base, spares are easily available too.

Nomura say:

8 casting weights and 8 different sizes.

This time the Nomura team has really worked overtime to produce perfection.

The need for fishing with highly sensitive rods has led to the design of this series, with a spigot joint and tube jig tip for maximum speed in the strike. The blank of the rod is made using carbon 30 T, one of the most durable yet lightweight carbons which today is used in fishing tackle.

The measures from 6′6″ up to 8′ will allow you to fish from the boat or from the rocks, with the light jig head, or can also be used at sea when trying to catch a big fish with a long cast from the beach using big hard lures of up to 45 grams.

FUJI guides and reel seat complete the series.

  • £109.99


  • Our stock: 2-3 Days

Ben says:
"THE rod to buy if you're looking for an all-round bass rod around £100!"

8'6"
168g
 
5g
10g
15g
20g
25g
30g
40g
50g
60g+
 
35g
Max
10g
Min
Tip
trans
Top 1m
trans
Taper
1.7
mm
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7.1
mm
4.2
Butt
11.7
mm
Guide quality:
stars
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50cm
trans
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12
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18
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40
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Effective: 7'2"
trans
9'
8'
7'
Balance point: 26.5cmbalance
12"
135cm
  • Length: 8'6"
  • Casting Weight: 10g - 35g
  • Rod Weight: 168g
  • Tip speed: 4.2 Top 1m. The higher, the faster.
  • Guides: Fuji O-Ring | Fuji Stainless frames
  • Sections: 2
  • Transport Length: 135cm