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Tenkara Rod Madness: Vote in the Elite Eight!

Sweet Sixteen Results Narrow Field to Eight!

Tenkara Rod Madness Elite Eight - TenkaraBum 36

Wow… Now that was certainly an interesting round of matchups… almost every single game in the Sweet Sixteen of Tenkara Rod Madness had a very decisive victory. All I know is that this has set up an extremely powerful quarterfinals!

In the Auger Region, the Oni Type III and Nissin Royal Stage 320 (6:4) both advanced and will do battle to perhaps determine the most potent 11-foot rod on the planet. While in the Stewart Region, the venerable TBUM 40 will now face its stiffest competition (not literally) in the joy to cast Nissin Zerosum 360 6:4.

Over on the other half of the bracket in the Sakakibara Region, yet another TBUM entry, the 36, will go up against the pride of the United Kingdom, the Karasu 360 for 12-foot bragging rights. Last, but not least, in the Galhardo Region, surprisingly both Tenkara Adventure Outfitters rods continued their Cinderella runs with the U.N.C. and Bad Axe now facing off for a trip to the Final Four!

Sweet Sixteen Results:

(Number of Votes, Links to Winning Rods)

Auger Region

#3 Oni Type III – 316
#7 Tenkara Rod Co. Sierra – 27

#4 Tenkara Rod Co. Sawtooth – 31
#8 Nissin Royal Stage 320 (6:4) – 310

Stewart Region

#1 TenkaraBum 40 – 115
#4 Nissin Oni Honryu 395 – 42

#6 Nissin Zerosum 360 6:4 – 131
#10 Nissin Royal Stage 360 (7:3) – 25

Sakakibara Region

#3 TenkaraBum 36 – 316
#7 Tenkara Rod Co. Teton – 28

#4 Suntech Kurenai HM30R – 50
#8 Karasu 360 – 105

Galhardo Region

#5 Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu 360 (5:5) – 59
#9 TAO U.N.C. – 107

#7 Tenryu Furiabo TF39TA – 66
#11 TAO Bad Axe – 106


Let’s Vote In The Elite Eight!

With a trip to the Final Four in sight for the remaining favorites, the opportunity to vote in the Elite Eight is now open! While your favorite rod may not have advanced, these final contenders are all worthy of your consideration. There’s not a bad rod in left in the field, and definitely worth reading more about each by clicking through the links above.

Now let’s see who makes it through to the Final Four! Decide each rod’s fortune by voting through the Google form below, (or clicking HERE to use the form in a non-embedded format).

Elite Eight voting in 2021 Tenkara Rod Madness will stay open until approximately 8 PM ET on Monday, March 29th…. so get those valuable votes in 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!


I can’t imagine how nervous the 8 remaining rods are right now… Hopefully none break down or suffer a fourth quarter collapse. Happy voting and good luck to your favorite rod(s)!

And don’t forget to return on Tuesday, March 30th to see the Elite Eight results, and vote in the 2021 Tenkara Rod Madness Final Four!


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