When reviewing a rod, I normally outline the physical description, attributes and performance first, then show how it works on the stream. Today, however, I'm going to do it the other way: show the rod on stream first. Part II, which is coming up, will talk about the rod in some detail.
Here is a short video of me using the Ryokei 390 on a typical mountain stream. I present POV and 3rd person view as well as some drift/take annotations.
Suffice it to say, I really, really like this rod!