A new tenkara rod from Daiwa is set to be released in March of 2023. Called the Expert, the rod has a crossover design with the handle having maximum exposure of the rod blank, to increase sensitivity.
According to Daiwa (using Deepl translate):
“In tenkara fishing, where anglers repeatedly make hundreds of casts a day, the feel of the grip is an important factor in determining the success of the catch. This is why we created a tenkara rod with a separate grip structure that changes the concept of tenkara rods and dramatically improves adaptability to all hand sizes, casting techniques, and lines used. The separate grip section provides a much greater number of gripping points than conventional grips. This allows anglers to freely change the position of the grip according to the fishing point during the fishing trip. The lineup includes the LL model with a body tone that is ideal for level lines and the LT model with a tip tone that is ideal for level and tapered lines.”
The Daiwa Expert will have many of the same features that make other Daiwa tenkara rods so amazing, but also some newer technologies. These include:
Here are the specifications, as released by Daiwa:
With its novel handle design and newer carbon technology, the Daiwa Expert Tenkara may be the rod you’ve been looking for! For more information and to purchase, contact you’re favorite Japanese rod importer. If you decide to purchase one, please let us know at Tenkara Angler, as we would love to have your take on this novel, new tenkara rod!
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