When I got and first used my Guide Ebira, two things bothered me about the other wise excellent rod quiver. The most irritating thing was the fact that the shoulder strap was constantly sliding off of my shoulder. The second irritation was that the gear pouch was too hard to get to on the back of the Ebira rod quiver. So in an effort to make my Tenkara lines, tippet material, nippers, hemostats, lip balm and insect repellent more accessible, I moved the gear pouch to the bottom end of the shoulder strap, which helped a lot in making my gear easier to get at and counter balanced the weight of the rod carrier to some extent but did not solve the shoulder strap slipping off of my shoulder problems completely.
The next thing I tried was retying the cord that runs from the shoulder strap down to the clip that clips to one of the two bottom/side brackets on one bottom side of the rod quiver, so that one side of the cord runs parallel to the shoulder strap with a loop tied at its end that is clipped into the daisy chain buckle at the top of the shoulder strap, connecting the strap to the rod quiver. In putting the rod quiver on, I put the strap over my left shoulder with the cord being placed over my head so that it runs over my right shoulder at the base of my neck. Now, the shoulder strap can not slide off of your shoulder in normal use - and the problem was almost solved with this minor modification.
Some of the streams and lakes I fish require rock scrambling, if not out right rock climbing , skills. The rod quiver was still free to move more than I liked it to move with the above modification, so I solved that problem by tying a length of black nylon cord to the other bottom/side bracket on the bottom of the rod quiver and then I ran the cord through the ring on another spring clip that I took off of a gear loft for a tent that I never use, tying a Duncan Loop knot just like you would do with a fly, so I can slide the knot more open or closed for a tighter or looser fit of the waist strap cord. With the addition of a few tenths of an ounce of weight, I have now gained a simple, light weight, compact, bombproof riding rod quiver.
Another useful additional improvement I made was the attachment of a double zinger to the daisy chain tape right above the buckle on the gear pouch, which is the pouch with the vertical zipper. My nippers are connected to one clip and my paste floatant is connected to the other zinger clip. That way, I can put the nippers and floatant in the pouch and zip it shut to keep them from getting caught in the brush I have to go through a lot where I fish. My hemostats have an attached cord that goes around my neck, and the hmemos either go in a chest pocket or the velcro rod loop on the front of my fishing shirts. The catch on the zinger has been crimped tight to the pin so the zinger will not come open and drop off in the brush. I lost a number of sets of zingers and hemostats before I started locking and securing them in place. Moving the fly box pouch as low as I could get it on the bottom/back of the rod quiver made it easy to get at your fly box by pulling the bottom of the rod quiver forward, under your arm. With this weight division and rigging, the rod quiver rides balanced and unnoticed whether it is carrying a rod, two rods, or is empty. Hopefully these tips will be of use to some of you in your Tenkara/Ebira fishing....Karl.