Another great find at IFTD 2019 was the Tenkara Tanuki Pocket Ninja. I met Luong Tam when he asked if we were going to one of the after parties and if he could jump in the Uber with my friends and I. Absolutely was my answer. After talking he turned out to be a rad dude, and he has a rad new Tenkara rod coming out, the Tanuki Pocket Ninja. (Kickstarter link – CLICK HERE)
The Kickstarter went live for the Tenkara Tanuki Pocket Ninja on 11/15/2019 and it’s already exceeded its goal. Having held this rod first hand, and even helping out filming a short little video of me putting it in a glove compartment of a rental car, I can tell you that this rod is a backpackers dream. It’s light, responsive, and it breaks down really small!
This rod is definitely going on my wish list, because, it would be perfect for the Driftless Area streams that I fish, my local lakes for bluegill, and when I’m traveling and in need of something compact. I see this being the perfect rod for backpackers and people who enjoy hiking, but don’t want to carry a big rod tube, etc.