At the 2019 Tenkara Summit today, Tenkara USA made a pretty big announcement: the reissue and redesign of their discontinued Ebisu rod. The Ebisu was a favorite among many early adopters of tenkara in the West because of its soft 5:5 action and many lamented its demise. But I think many will be glad to see its return in this new, improved incarnation. Here is what founder Daniel Galhardo had to say abut the rod’s comeback and some of its upgrades.
What do you think?
If you were at the Summit, did you get a chance to test drive the new Ebisu? If you remember the old one, what do you think about the new design? And if you’ve never even heard of the Ebisu but have always wanted a softer action rod, would you get one?
Jason is an avid fly angler and backpacker. As a former fly fishing guide originally from Western New York, he moved to Colorado and became an early adopter of tenkara which perfectly suited the small, high altitude streams and lakes there. He has not fished a Western-style fly rod for trout since.
I am and shall always be thankful to what Daniel has done with Tenkara here in the USA,
Gilbert, I think many of us echo that sentiment.