Dr. Tom Davis surgically removing trout from a stream somewhere in southeast Idaho. The titanium tamo (net) mentioned in this episode is in the background.
- While discussing spools, I said, “40mm” and “60mm” when I should have said, “90mm” and “120mm”
- Tom said Thom was dead. But Thom’s not dead, Tom!
- Other than those two things, we really do know everything.
Imagine for a moment ..
You’re walking along the bank of your favorite river … when all of a sudden, “clink”–your toe kicks a bottle on the ground.
You pick it up, and out of curiosity, open it. To your surprise, a “gear genie” emerges and grants you one wish:
You can have any type of tenkara gear you want–exactly to your specifications. All you have to do is picture it, and it will magically appear!
What would you wish for?
All of us have our “dream” gear–and, probably, an unwritten wishlist of gear we’d like to have, but doesn’t exist.
Well, Tom Davis and I wrote ours down, and in this episode, we reveal the design ideas we wish gear manufacturers would bring to life (and … a few we wish they’d kill).
But perhaps his greatest contribution to tenkara is his creation of the Rod Flex Index: a comprehensive chart where you can easily compare the actions of a wide range of tenkara rod brands and models.
The RFI is arguably one of the most important resources available to tenkara anglers today!
I asked Tom to make a list of the designs and trends he’d like to see in the industry, and I wrote down my own.
We agreed to not share our lists prior to recording so we’d get the most authentic reactions to each other’s ideas (and because it’s just more fun that way).
So listen in and see if anything on our list made yours too!