Swing sharply and lightly with one hand. Make the small bait swim lively.
Light gear that masters light plugging.


Considering the field conditions in Japan, light plugging, represented by shad and small crankbaits, may be said to be the mainstream of coil fishing. Furthermore, there are many small hard baits in the tackle box, such as minnows, poppers, I-shaped baits, and compact spinner baits.
However, it is not the case that you can catch fish simply by reducing the size of the lure; it is also a harsh world where you cannot get results that would be expected if you make a mistake in tackle selection due to the delicate nature of being small and lightweight. One of the tackles that plays an important role in leading light plug fishing to success is a rod, and the rod for that purpose is this Alouette.
<Compatible lures & rigs>
●Shad ●Small crankbait ●Minnow/jerkbait ●Small spinnerbait ●Top water ●Small swimbait ●Bait cat ●Small rubber jig ●Jig head rig ●Downshot rig etc…
Fly lightweight lures comfortably
The first problem with light plugging is the difficulty of casting. Alouette has been carefully thought out to help you cast light plugs that are lightweight and have air resistance, accurately, far, and throughout the day without stress.
The theory of casting is to put the weight of the lure on the rod and use its repulsion to cast the lure, but with light plugs, it is difficult to bend the rod sufficiently with just the lure weight. The softer the rod is to put weight on it, the weaker the repulsion force becomes, and the rod becomes more likely to shake, meaning that the force is not transmitted to the lure as expected when casting.
In order to solve these problems, Alouette uses 24 tons of mild, medium-low elasticity carbon for the tip, while gradually reducing the weight of the belly to 30 tons and the butt to 40 tons. It is intentionally designed to give a crisp and taut feel. On the contrary, this makes the tip more flexible, making it easier to feel the weight of the lure with the tip, and making it possible to cast accurately with compact movements using the tip.
Not only that, but the belly and butt feel tight, so when making long casts or low trajectory casts, even though you can feel the weight of the lightweight lure at the tip, you can swing it sharply without shaking the shaft. What’s more, with the lightweight blank, titanium frame single guide, and short grip, you can swing sharply with one hand. It feels as if you are throwing it while cutting through the wind.
This is a carefully designed product that provides an outstanding cast feel and allows the light plug to fly comfortably.
Does not interfere with the delicate movement of light lures
Also, since the action of a light plug is delicate, the hardness of the tip has a big effect on the action. The tip that stands out here is its flexibility. By following the movement of the light plug without killing its delicate action, you can make the lightweight lure swim lively.
Needless to say, the soft tip captures the delicate vibrations and transmits them firmly to the hand through the sharp belly and butt, which is a plus for anglers. What’s more, the tip is flexible, which helps you suck in the valuable bite instead of bouncing it off.
Alouette is a rod that brings out the potential of light plugs.
The combination of a flexible tip and a taut belly-butt, as well as the light weight and high balance of the Alouette, is an advantage that can be seen in rod operation. Since the tip of the entire rod can be swayed without wobbling, you can perform jerks and twitches for shad and minnows, and dog walks for topwaters with a light rhythm, for example.
Not only hard baits, but also soft baits. Not only can you cast the light rig comfortably and accurately to the spot, but you can also shake only the tip to move the rig lively. It is especially suitable for rigs that exhibit their power by shaking, such as Neko rigs, small rubber rigs, and jig head rigs. With a constant rhythm, you can continue to swing the rod without disturbance for a long time.
Toshifumi Kikumoto talks about how to use Alouette one step further
  • ■ Blank
    The main material up to the tip is flexible 24t carbon with medium and low elasticity. On top of that, the part from the butt to the belly is reinforced with medium-elastic 30t carbon, and the butt part is reinforced with high-elasticity 40t carbon and Quattro woven cloth, eliminating shaft shake during casting and operation. A slender and lightweight blank with a sharp feel of operation while the flexibility of the tip is more prominent.
  • Quattro woven cloth
    The bat section uses Quattro woven cloth, which has a higher lamination density and thicker weave than conventional Quattro (4-axis) cloth. Strongly suppresses twisting and cracking of blanks.
  • ■ Guide system
    Emphasizing the balance between swing-through and thread-drop during casting, we have adopted a SiC ring and titanium frame guide that is neither too large nor too small.

    ●Top: SiC ring/titanium frame guide
    ●Tip to belly (5 pieces): SiC ring/titanium frame reinforced single foot guide
    ●Berry to butt (3 pieces): SiC ring/titanium frame double foot guide
  • ■ Grip design (fore)
    Foregripless design allows for lightweight and sharp operation. A design that eliminates thread winding between the blank and the grip, allowing for direct contact with the blank when palming.
  • ■ Grip design (reel seat)
    Emphasizing gripping performance, operability, and sensitivity, we have adopted a slender and lightweight blank-touch Fuji ECS reel seat.
  • ■ Grip design (center/rear)
    A short separate type that is compatible with both single-handed and double-handed casting, and pursues operability and weight reduction. Both the center grip and rear grip are made of high-hardness EVA, achieving the excellent durability unique to EVA material and the direct feel of operation due to the hard material.
  • ■ Grip length

  • ■ Black design
    A black-based monochrome design that exudes both sharpness and solidity at the same time. The combination of black colors with different textures creates a sense of luxury in its simplicity.

  • ■Made in Japan
    This product is made in Japan.

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  • ■“National Fishing Rod Fair Trade Council” certified product
    Certificate of compliance with the contents and conditions of the National Fishing Rod Fair Trade Council based on the provisions of the Fair Competition Code for Labeling of Fishing Rods, which has been certified by the Fair Trade Commission and the Commissioner of the Consumer Affairs Agency. “Fishing Rod Fairness Mark” is printed.
Alouette is perfect for winding small crankbaits and shad, twitching minnows and tops, and shaking bait finesse. Although it is written as light power, it can be said that the range of lures that can be covered with this rod is quite wide.
Examples of lures used by Kikumoto are
Craft, Piccolo, Piccolo DS, Bel Canto, Bank Shad, Bank Shad MID, Gran Searcher, Gran Searcher 55, Face 87, Super Sledge, M-1 Minnow, Spin Move Shad, CC Predator. , Little Max 1/4oz, One’s Bug, Shower Blows 77.7, D ​​Zone Fly, C-4 Jig + Antlion, Twin Tail Ringer, Bowworm, Bass Enemy, Vivid Tail, Bass Enemy Stick, Last Ace 110F, 128 (Proto),
etc. I can list it.
However, thanks to the Alouette’s flexible tip and overwhelming lightness, control-based fishing has evolved.
■Don’t give up with non-stop twitch
One is Face 87’s non-stop twitch. The basic theory of jerkbait movement is 2 jerks and a pause, but I’ve been feeling that lately I’ve been getting a lot of people giving up on me when I pause. However, thanks to this rod, you will be able to make those bass bite.
Also, not only does it not give the bass a chance to give up, but it is also attractive because it allows you to search for fish faster and better than when fishing with pauses. However, non-stop twitching is a very hard action to do continuously, so a light and highly balanced rod and tackle settings are essential.
It has the image of a mid-fish bait because you keep swinging the rod all the time to pull the middle layer, but with the power of hard bait such as flash, sound, and wave motion, this fishing method allows you to call fish from further away than with the mid bait.
■Bait finesse midosto that increases the pulling power
Another way to increase the appeal of Midst is to use a worm with volume that is difficult to use with spinning, such as Last Ace 128, in Midst.
With Alouette, you can easily shake a certain rhythm for a long time, so with Bait Finesse Midost, which has an enhanced appeal to Midost’s feeding power, you can catch fish that you could not pull with regular Midost. Masu.
The rod makes a big difference in fishing results. It has a material composition that is different from the four previously debuted striking rods that use “Trading Card® T1100G” throughout the body, and it inherits the Orion series’ concept of “performance for fishing” rather than “new materials”. Alouette is a rod that is particular about fishing.