After more than year of working and testing, Tanuki XL-1 is in the final stage of production.
"Casting the rod is a real pleasure. The rod is so light and well balanced, with such an impressive rotational moment for a 400+ cm rod, that it feels as if there is no swing weight at all. The action is relaxed and smooth. There is no appreciable tip over shoot or oscillation noticed. Both linear and rotational dampening are excellent." you can read more about Tenkara Tanuki XL-1