New Oni Rods are Coming!
Jan07

New Oni Rods are Coming!

Yesterday, the video below appeared on YouTube. It’s a video of Tenkara no Oni testing the casting action and fish fighting ability of the two new rods he’s launching soon. Please note: that’s not a real fish in the video. From this post on his blog, we know that the new rod will be offered in two lengths: 3.5m (11 1/2 feet) and 4m (13 feet) and that the tips are thicker than the current version for added strength....

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Clear Creek 4/6/2013 & Oni Rod Field Test
Apr07

Clear Creek 4/6/2013 & Oni Rod Field Test

A few posts ago, I wrote about my initial impressions of the Tenkara no Oni rod and this weekend, I finally got a chance to give it a workout on Clear Creek outside of Golden, CO.  Not only was the fishing great, but my field test confirmed a lot of what I had expected of the rod.   Oni Knots   Clear Creek is a fast flowing stream with a good mix of pocket water and pools that probably resembles a lot of the streams tenkara...

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Oni Tenkara Rod – Initial Review
Mar23

Oni Tenkara Rod – Initial Review

After several months of patiently waiting, my Oni tenkara rod has finally arrived!  For those of you who don’t know what an “Oni” rod is, it’s the rod designed and used by Masami Sakakibara (a.k.a. “Tenkara no Oni”), who is widely considered to be the best tenkara caster in the world.  He is notorious for being able to cast a very light level line (eg. a #1.5 or #2) in extremely long lengths with...

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