The biggest news is a fancy new rod from Tenkara USA called the ITO.
|No, not that Ito...am I dating myself?|
What's the big deal about the ITO? Well, first off it's the longest rod in Tenkara USA's lineup at 14 feet, 7 inches long fully extended (and we all know how the chicks dig long rods), but it's also got this wacky "zoom" function that allows it to be fished at 13 feet as well, you know...on cold days. There's another rod made by Shimano that has the same feature, but this is first rod readily available in the States. The ITO is available for pre-order on the TUSA website now with inventory due in around May 10th.
I love this video. Number one, the dude catches a trout with a stick. Number two, he's fishing amongst other anglers who have clearly spent A LOT more money on their fly gear than he did and are not catching fish. Number three, he has no problem mocking their lack of fish in an very
Another interesting (to me) tenkara development. Two notable blogs, HERE and HERE, have noted that Kirk Deeter of the Angling Trade referenced Tenkara as a big deal HERE on Monday. Now maybe I'm reading his quote wrong, but it sounds to me like he's saying small stream fishing is the big deal and is what is going to get a ton of pub in the next 12-18 months...not specifically tenkara. But maybe I'm misreading the quote, you tell me...
|"Tenkara and fiberglass rods"...somewhere Cam @ TFM is smiling|
I guess where one goes (small stream fishing) the other will follow (tenkara), but why bother with semantics. People are psyched about tenkara, and that's cool by me.
Okay, it wouldn't be a Wednesday Nibbles without some stupid and somewhat distasteful humor. This isn't tenkara based, but so what.
See, there's a goose nesting in the parking lot of my office...it'll hiss at your ass if you get within ten feet. I took a pic and posted it to Twitter HERE just so you can envision what I'm talking about. Anyway, THIS VIDEO surfaced on YouTube last week of similar geese fighting all Mortal Kombat style...again in a parking lot. Except this one doesn't end well. Believe me, you need to watch to the end. (Sorry you have to click the link because I can't embed it....damn you "Mr. Thyggs").
To close, blog love. Since this was a tenkara-ish post, why not direct you to a blog that does the whole tenkara thing... Well I really can't because I've either mentioned them all before or they haven't posted anything in over a month (ahem...Tenkara Blog.com), so instead I'll just send you over to a Troutrageous! fave that has nothing to do with tenkara, Functioning Fishaholics. Why? Matt's dog crapped on his wading boots and just like Lilly, I'm a sucker for poopie jokes.
|Watch out, or I'll drop a deuce on your computer chair too!|
Yeah, weak Nibbles this week, I know...sorry about that. I'd like to think next week's installment will be better, but we both know it won't.