Kiyotaki 27 and the Tenkara Cult Members! LOL!!!
Just visited Chris Stewart's awesome website and saw a post there of the new Kiyotaki 27 which is offered in liew (did I spell that right :/ ) of the awesome Soyokaze 27 which I own and love. In his introduction of the new offering he speaks of certain "tenkara cult member" that tweeted "Spin it however you want but there's a big difference between a fixed line bait rod and a tenkara rod. Shame on you for muddying the water."
I just about busted out loud because he spoke my mind in my view of some of these freakishly cultish tenkara folks that take themselves to seriously. GD! Chris you made my day! Thank you for calling them out for what they appear to be to us more "normal" fisherman. (normal being relative and all)
Chris I have a Sagiri I got from my wife for Christmas thanks to you and have yet to fish it. I can not wait to take it out and do some tenkara fishing with it.
Chris you shame those that continue to spout the zombie marketing brainwashing of TenkaraUSA and I am proud of you for standing up to Daniel's ruse.
Thank you for introducing me to tenkara fishing and I might add with rods that are superior to TenkaraUSA.
Damn I wish the weather would warm up. Cheers
I also agree here with everything Jonathan said in the post above. Chris's sight is where the real action and excitement in Tenkara style fixed line fly fishing really is these days. Daniel's continued reluctance to make lighter weigh T-rods and write them off for being less durable than his very heavy T-rods will surely cost him market share in the long run. Anyone who gets the chance to fish with a rod that runs 1/2 to as much as 1 and 1/2 ounces lighter in weight, and far less tip heavyness, than the TUSA rods will lose all desire to fish with TUSA rods in the future.
Last edited by Golden; 03-08-2013 at 04:44 PM.
While reluctant to criticize any company that is selling fixed-line rods, I find myself agreeing with JC Hall's comments.
The new crop of heavier TUSA rods, with TUSA boasting of their ability to withstand breakage, confuses me because the only noteworthy rod breakage I've heard about involved TUSA rods. From my own experience, I believe that it is possible for tenkara, and tenkara-style, rods to be both light and durable.
For what it is worth, I currently have six fixed-line rods, and only one has a cork handle; it is my first tenkara rod, a 12' Stone Fly from Fountainhead.
@JC Hall: You are going to love your Sagiri. It is a wonderful rod.