Here's the scoop... There are no reels involved, just a rod, furled line, and a fly. The rods are surprisingly long - anywhere from 11 to 13 feet, but telescope down to just 20 inches and weigh just 3 oz on average. You can get into the sport for just $130 dollars for an entry level rod and the prices don't seem to get much higher. It's like a cross between spey casting and fiberglass one weights. Very strange, but so intriguing at the same time. Watch the video below for an idea of how it's done - pardon the length and the fact that it's in Japanese.