The Daiwa Keiryu-X comes in lengths ranging from a petite 24 to a beefy 45. I've had people ask me for a rod capable of handling surprisingly large fish in surprisingly small streams. The Keiyru-X 24 will be perfect for them. I've also had people who wanted a rod that was capable of throwing big ugly streamers to big ugly browns (and when the browns get that big, they do indeed get ugly) or pike (which are ugly to begin with). The Keiryu-X 45 is for them.
The Daiwa Kiyose SF rods have been a top choice for backpackers and fixed line Czech Nymphers since 2012. The Daiwa Keiryu-X is an improvement over the Kiyose SF series of rods. The grip section is noticeably different, with graphite tape wound in a distinctive "X" pattern for the length of the section. Daiwa says the X braiding reduces twisting, which can reduce power. You can feel the tape under the nonskid finish on the grip itself, so it also adds a bit more texture for a better grip with wet hands.