Hosscooper, you do not need a tanago rod or microfishing rod. A lot of the people who go for micros use an ultralight spinning rod. (1) because thay's what they already have and (b) it's more about the catch than the fight. Somehow, there's something about an insanely small rod to go after insanely small fish that just adds to the insanity, though. You DO need micro hooks, though, to go for the really little ones.

Paul, "relative stiffness of the Soyokaze" is a bit like "jumbo shrimp". The tanago rods are stiffer. Best you could do is a to get a 20SR grip to put on your 27SR, but it isn't necessary. The bendy parts are the same.