I looked into the Minomushi rods as soon as they were introduced. When I learned that Minomushi translates as “bagworm” I decided no one would want to buy them.
haha I love the name!
The Neo-Tenkara Minomushi looks like it’s the same blank as the Neo Tenkara LT33, which you wrote up as a great nymphing rod, @CM_Stewart.
I am curious if the full-sized Minomushi rods share blanks with any other known quantities.
Popularity of names or lack thereof depends on national taste I guess.
Ken Duxbury wrote a series of books about his open dingy sailing adventures in his 18 ft. Drascombe Lugger, named Lugworm: Lugworm on the Loose, Lugworm Homeward Bound, and Lugworm Island Hopping. I think I have all three books kicking around in the house somewhere.
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minomusi is Insects of being loved in Japan
蓑虫 ＝ bagworm
A google search with 日本の文化で蓑虫 Minomushi (Bagworm) in Japanese Culture, shows the admiration for Minomushi. Plenty of art works, even the Minomushi Mountain People. 蓑虫山人, which seemed to be a regional subculture.
Shows how names for things are perceived differently in different cultures, and how that might affect sales. Or colors. I recall some people not liking the early Tenkara Times rods because they did not like the kind of Pinkish-violet color on the ends of the sections. Didn’t bother me, I still think the Try 390 is a pretty nice rod .
And how different cultures view different critters.
Anyway, I don’t do any scrambling into narrow mountain valleys to fish. Wouldn’t have a big need for the Minomushi rod. But the concept is interesting. A rod designed to be robust, and self protecting when stored. And the concept was extended to the Neo Tenkara rod.
Some of my favorite places to fish here in the southeast involve lots of scrambling over boulders and it would be great.
Ah, I did not notice pictures of Maru and Sakura in your blog post - HARE’S EAR kenbane kebari.
And it is Maru, I think, shown in your avatar.
My dog’s name is maru
The first object is to have high durability for the blank
The shape of the grip is getting longer It is to protect the blank
Speaking of Minomushi rods. Have you seen Todoroki’s Minomushi Kebari ?
The details and a companion kebari are found here:
伝承毛鉤について [denshō kebari ni tsuite] About Traditional Kebari
Maybe it looks tasty to fish.
I just bought a Minomushi 33, but I am completely new to Tenkara and I still haven’t tried it (forbidden to fish trout in this season in my country). I will let you know as soon as I am able to cast it
It is great to have you on this forum. There are a lot of good people here that can help you if needed.
Also, there have been a lot of discussions that you should read and think about. I cannot say enough great things about Peder who started this forum. Good luck in this journey. .
Awesome pictures and kebari, Todoroki-san.
Thank you Mike! While waiting to be able to actually go fishing I am reading a lot about Tenkara and I have to say that I am fascinated by it. Happy to have found this forum!