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The Ito

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March 1, 2017

The Ito is Daniel’s favorite rod as well as that of many of the most experienced tenkara anglers. Yet, people are intimidated by its length. Listen to this episode to learn about what makes the Ito a favorite of so many anglers and why you should give it a try!

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The Ito


Landing a large brown on tenkara with the Ito

Facebook live video catching carp and bass with the Tenkara USA Ito

Unfortunately the Rip’Em & Lip’Em videos I mentioned are no longer available on Youtube, I’m trying to get the video files to share soon.


Mr. Sebata with the Ito
Sebata in Black and White

Shaun Lezotte with a large 29″ pike caught on tenkara

Me with a large size brown trout caught on the Ito (right after the header image for this podcast was taken)

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3 Responses to The Ito

  1. Doc Balch says:


    Having been involved almost from your beginning at Tenkara USA, I want to commend you on your continued success and growing
    customer base, dealers and entry level fly fishers. My wife, son and I continue to be faithful ambassadors as we encounter inquiries on steams and rivers in North Carolina. Your customer service serves as a no-brainer while explaining where to purchase a Tenkara rod for someone new to the technique. T.J. and John have always been helpful when I have requested information as well as yourself.

    Great product, great staff and great service.

    Thanks so much,

    Doc Balch

    • Thank you Doc and family! Really appreciate the continued support and for spreading the word about our work. Such a nice comment to read toward the end of a long day. Thanks!

  2. […] Galhardo, the brains behind the Ito recently released a podcast on why the Ito is his favorite rod. Listen to this episode where Daniel explains why he loves this rod so much. Everything he says I agree with completely and […]

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