Notes: The I’ze Nanbu 100 Shiki was released as a combo with a pistol grip rod.  It was designed for the topwater game.  The buyer had the option of a TWS (Top Water Special) 5′-6″ or 6′-0″ rod.  The combo is unique in that the reel is designed to be screwed into the side of the reel seat on the rod, not attached via a conventional locking nut.  This reel and the 100XR Monoblock from Megabass share very similar attributes.