Jul 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm #1261314
The Ebira is an ultralight fishing system for Tenkara fly rods. The "quiver" holds your tenkara rod on your back while a side pocket that can be accessed without taking off the Ebira allows you to carry your fly box, tippet, and other tackle. Here's a quick video overview. More videos to follow:Jul 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm #1631051
Andy BernerBPL Member
Just got mine. Thats some fast shipping Jason.
I got 3 days off right at the beginning of Aug. just set aside for some backpacking and fly fishing. But I think Im gonna have to go up this weekend though for a quick 24 hour trip and some tenkara.
Thanks Thom and JasonJul 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm #1631141
I'm glad you got it so fast. PLEASE post pics and let us know how you like it. I'm taking my Ebira and Iwana out this weekend for some much overdue Tenkara time.Jul 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm #1631175
Will the larger size Ebira work good with the smaller Hane rod? Or would it be difficult to deploy?
I've got both the Hane and Ayu rods, and it would be nice to get just one Ebira. Or alternatively, since it's modular, will you be selling the component parts separately?
Thanks!Jul 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm #1631205
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Thanks for posting and sharing the video Jason. This is an exciting addition for Tenkara users, especially UL backpacking Tenkara rod users. The stock Tenkara USA tube and sleeve is nice for storing but not the most ideal for throwing into a pack for trips. I think the beauty to be had in the Ebira is the simplicity, hopefully this design compliments the simplicity of Tenkara fishing. From your video it sure looks quite intuitive. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one and getting out in the next couple weeks.Jul 22, 2010 at 6:17 am #1631271
For optimal performance in the field the Ebira should be selected that is designed for the specific rod used, the 22.5" Ebira for tenkara rods and 18.5" Ebira for the BPL Hane rod.
Having said this it is passable to use one Ebira for both the tenkara rods and the Hane. If using the Hane with the longer 22.5" Ebira extraction will require more effort (and time), if using a longer tenkara rod with the 18.5" Hane specific Ebira the rod tip will protrude past the sleeve closure by a few inches.
Neither is ideal but with either scenario the Ebira will function for the intended purpose, that of a rod quiver.Jul 22, 2010 at 7:43 am #1631294
One further question: Since the Ebira is a modular design (quiver/pouch) is there any plan to sell the components separately? I suspect there might be many individuals who have both size tenkara rods and would need two quivers but only one pouch.
Thanks!Jul 22, 2010 at 9:15 am #1631309
Offering Ebira components separately may be considered in the near future. My focus currently is working to anticipate and meet early production demands.
TrailLite DesignsJul 22, 2010 at 10:42 am #1631354
Good luck with the venture!Jul 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm #1632759
Andy BernerBPL Member
Well I didn't get to go out this past weekend but only made it out in a boat and went for some panfish with my father. My initial review is an A. I will have an in depth review this time next week.Jul 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm #1632783
Thanks for posting your initial rating, I look forward to reading your complete review.
TrailLite DesignsJul 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm #1632790
That's great to hear. I look forward to your review!Jul 29, 2010 at 8:46 am #1633173
I ordered one last night to go with the Tenkara Iwana that I also ordered… now I just have to figure out how to actually USE this stuff. :)Jul 29, 2010 at 9:18 am #1633185
If you need any help with setting up the Ebira please feel free to contact me.
TrailLite DesignsJul 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm #1633527
"If you need any help with setting up the Ebira please feel free to contact me."
Will do… thanks!
I suspect however that the biggest obstacle I will face in learning to catch fish Tenkara-style is going to be whole business of re-painting my condo, selling it, and moving.
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