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Tenkara Rod Madness: First Round Results, Second Round Voting!

The Field is Reduced to 32!

2021 Tenkara Rod Madness Second Round Nissin Zerosum

What an amazing First Round of 2021 Tenkara Rod Madness action! With 375 responses, the turnout was strong, and brand loyalty reigned supreme – with 8 winners coming from the prestigious Nissin Athletic Conference! There were even a few upsets, including the infamous #12 defeating a #5 (happens every year).

However, let’s go to the scoreboard, here are the First Round results you’ve all been waiting to see…

The Results:
(Number of Votes, Links to Winning Rods)

Auger Region

#3 Oni Type III – 122
#14 Wasatch Daikyu T-Hunter – 34

#4 Tenkara Rod Co. Sawtooth – 122
#13 Nissin Zerosum 450 (7:3) – 101

#5 Tenkara USA Ito – 65
#12 Tanuki Golden Trout – 133

#6 Tanuki Ninja – 65
#11 Daiwa Sagiri 39MC – 108

#7 Tenkara Rod Co. Sierra – 116
#10 Tenkara USA Amago – 105

#8 Nissin Royal Stage 320 (6:4) – 74
#9 Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu 410 – 64

Stewart Region

#3 Dragontail Hydra – 118
#14 Causwell 8-Foot – 35

#4 Nissin Oni Honryu 395 – 114
#13 TenkaraPrim Professional 400 – 38

#5 Nissin Pro Spec 2-Way – 131
#12 Dragontail Talon – 39

#6 Nissin Zerosum 360 6:4 – 147
#11 Tenkara USA Ebisu – 33

#7 Three Rivers Confluence – 61
#10 Nissin Royal Stage 360 (7:3) – 86

#8 Daiwa LT36SF 360 – 100
#9 TenkaraBum Traveler 44 – 89

Sakakibara Region

#3 TenkaraBum 36 – 121
#14 Uxcell Stream Rod 270 – 40

#4 Suntech Kurenai HM30R – 117
#13 Red Brook RBT One – 84

#5 Nirvana 370z – 109
#12 Streamside Signature – 23

#6 Riverworks ZX3 – 64
#11 Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu 330 (6:4) – 81

#7 Tenkara Rod Co. Teton – 119
#10 Tanuki Snow 325 – 92

#8 Karasu 360 – 87
#9 Nissin Royal Stage Honryu 330 (6:4) – 73

Galhardo Region

#3 Tenkara USA Iwana – 125
#14 FT-USA Predator 11″ (5:5) – 19

#4 Nissin Zerosum 320 (6:4) – 97
#13 Riverworks ZX2 – 51

#5 Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu 360 (5:5) – 89
#12 Pro Square Professional 360 – 48

#6 Nissin Zerosum 400 (6:4) – 81
#11 TAO Bad Axe – 87

#7 Tenryu Furiabo TF39TA – 102
#10 Suntech Kurenai HM45R – 68

#8 Dragontail Shadowfire – 96
#9 TAO U.N.C. – 124


Let’s Vote On Round Two!

Now the voting gets serious as the top eight heavyweight seeds that enjoyed First Round byes (Dragontail Mizuchi, Nirvana 400, TenkaraBum 40, Dragontail Mutant, Oni Type I, Dragontail Hellbender, Tenkara USA Sato, & Tenkara USA Rhodo) will get their first game action. Decide each rod’s fortune by voting through the Google form below, (or clicking HERE to use the form in a non-embedded format).

Second Round voting in 2021 Tenkara Rod Madness will stay open until approximately 8 PM ET on Monday, March 22nd…. so vote early and often to make sure your favorite rod(s) advance!

Please remember to scroll all the way to the bottom and click the “Submit” button, or else your votes will not be counted!


Happy voting and good luck to all of the remaining entries. I’m certain this round will be hotly contested!

Oh, and don’t forget to return on Tuesday, March 23rd to see the Second Round results, and vote in the 2021 Tenkara Rod Madness Sweet 16!


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