Hanta AJ and Tai Jigging Rods

Conventional and spin, 30- to 80-pound class

Hanta Jigging Rods
Hanta AJ and Tai jigging rodsCourtesy of Hanta

New to U.S. anglers, Hanta's AJ and Tai jigging rods come in conventional and spinning versions and in one length, 5 feet 4 inches. Tai rods are available in 30- to 50-pound classes, and AJs come in 50- to 80-pound classes. Blanks are made from 24-ton Mitsubishi carbon base overwrapped with 30- and 40-ton carbon. Hanta uses Fuji tip tops, guides with silicon-carbide inserts, and Fuji reel seats custom-painted by Matagi in Japan. Tais cost $429, and AJs cost $442.