Covid-19 Announcement

Finesse-Fishing.com is located in New York City, which is essentially locked down.

Package pickup has been suspended. My neighborhood post office is closed. I go outside as little as possible because I am in an "at risk" group.

Finesse-Fishing.com is still open, for now. Next shipments tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 (rain in the forecast).

Most international flights have been cancelled, so there is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.


Tenryu Rayz Spectra

As nice as the Tenryu Rayz spinning rods are, the Tenryu Rayz Spectra is on another level. Tenryu says the parabolic action of the blank was inherited from the Rayz series, but if you pick up both and wiggle them one after another, you can tell in an instant that they are not the same. The Spectra uses carbon nanotube technology in the butt section of the 2-piece rod. That allowed Tenryu to make the blank stronger without adding any weight.

Tenryu Rayz SpectraTenryu Rayz Spectra

The guides on the Tenryu Rayz rods are titanium frames with SIC inserts. The guides on the Rayz Spectra rods have the same titanium frames but have Torzite inserts - which are thinner and lighter. A lighter blank and lighter guides may seem like small things, but they affect the rod's inertia and that affects how the rod feels when you wiggle it or cast it (and it feels really, really nice).

Built in Hook KeeperBuilt in Hook Keeper
Alignment DotsAlignment Dots
The two parts are designed to be about that far apart when assembled. Do not try to force them closer together.

A couple other nice features not found on the Rayz or Rayz Integral rods are the built in hook keeper, which keeps you from sticking a hook in the guides or the grip (or your hand); and the alignment dots, which let you alignment the sections perfectly as soon as you put them together.

Tenryu Rayz Spectra End CapEnd Cap
Tenryu Rayz Spectra reel seat and gripReel Seat and Grip

In addition to performing well, you want a premium rod to look good - not to show off, but just because you yourself enjoy it. The Spectra does not disappoint. The grip is premium quality cork. The reel seat is select hardwood and each rod has a unique grain pattern. There is a matching hardwood accent piece between the cork and the end cap. The end cap is protected from scratches by a raised rubber ring.

The rod doesn't just look great, though, it feels great when you put a reel on it and make your first cast. It was designed with expert anglers in mind, and is more accurate than the Rayz series of rods. This is a "Wow!" rod.

Tenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LLTenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LL

Tenryu Rayz Spectra

Tenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LLTenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LL

Model
Type
Tip
Length
Sections
Breakdown
       Length
Rod Weight
Line Weight
Lure Weight
Price

RZS51LL
Native (stream)
Tubular
5'1"
2

31 1/4"
2.3 oz
1 - 5 lb
1/32 - 1/4 oz (1 - 8g)
$435
Made in Japan

RZS53LML
Native (stream)
Tubular
5'3"
2

32 1/4"
2.6 oz
3 - 6 lb
1/16 - 3/8 oz (2 - 10g)
$445
Made in Japan

ETA late February


Tenryu Rayz Spectra RZS61LLTenryu Rayz Spectra RZS61LL

Model
Type
Tip
Length
Sections
Breakdown
       Length
Rod Weight
Line Weight
Lure Weight
Price

RZS61LL
Native (stream)
Tubular
6'1"
2

37 1/2"
2.6 oz
1 - 5 lb
1/32 - 1/4 oz (1 - 8g)
$465
Made in Japan

ETA late February

RZS71ML*
Native (stream)
Tubular
7'1"
2

43 1/2"
3.5 oz
3 - 8 lb
1/10 - 5/8 oz (3 - 18g)
$495
Made in Japan


Tenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LL-BCTenryu Rayz Spectra RZS51LL-BC

Model
Type
Length
Sections
Breakdown
       Length
Rod Weight
Line Weight
Lure Weight
Price

RZS51LL-BC
Wild (stream)
5'1"
2

31 1/4"
2.5 oz
1 - 5 lb
1 - 8 g (about 1/32 - 1/4 oz)
$480
Made in Japan

ETA late February

The Tenryu Rayz Spectra is not an inexpensive rod. And yet, compared to a fly rod of similar quality, it is really quite reasonably priced. Legions of fly fishermen would not bat an eye at a $435 fly rod. Just because most spinning rods are cheap Chinese-made rods doesn't mean all are, or that you have to settle for lower quality gear if you choose to fish spinners rather than flies.

For American spin fishermen who have wanted a truly high quality trout rod, your wait is over.


Shipping

Domestic shipping is $10 via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery).

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package. Packages under 24" long and under $400 in value will go via USPS First Class International. Packages over 24" or over $400 will go via USPS Priority Mail International. The International shipping charge will be calculated at checkout.

*Domestic shipping for the RZS71ML is $20.


Warning:

The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.