TANUKI RODS ARE CRAFTED WITH CARE
Tanuki rods are crafted with utmost care. They are crafted in a fine factory in China. My choice of factory was based on two factors. The factory believes in skill and craftsmanship of the workers instead of machine operations. It also got an excellent track record on top quality hand crafted carp rods. Factory’s engineers are also happy assisting me in various technical aspects.
The engineers and managers of this factory were trained by two Japanese rod making masters about ten years ago: one is responsible for machine setup, operations and training workers, and the other one, who is a retired engineer and rod designer from Shimano, is responsible of general design and quality control. He trains engineers to design rods, check the production quality control process and make decisions on the materials. Both are professionals in their own fields and are extremely detail orientated to obsession like many Japanese masters.