TrailLite Designs

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Listed below are TrailLite Designs products which are now in production and available to purchase. See this sites "Gear" pages  for complete descriptions, additional pictures, specs and links to purchase. Links to reviews and video's are also included 

Summer 2012: Stream Pack

TrailLite Designs continues to expand the range of tenkara specific gear. The new Stream Pack is similar in shape and size to the SingleTrack trail running pack but the design includes a tenkara specific rod connection system on each side to carry multiple tenkara rods (two rods per side). The design also includes one attachable shoulder strap pocket, two exterior stretch pockets and a simple main compartment used to store gear for a day on the stream / river. The long vertical zipper provides complete access to the interior volume of the pack making it easy to store and retrieve the items carried. The pack is efficient in volume and built tough to endure the demands of tenkara stream fishing.

Spring 2012: Tenkara Creel

The Tenkara Creel is TrailLite Designs modern version of the traditional Japanese fishing basket / creel. Designed to complement and work in harmony with the Ebira and TiNet the TCreel is ultra light, durable and highly functional. 

Spring 2012: Ti Net Plus

 

The new Ti Net Plus is a larger version of the Ti Tenkara Net. The "Plus" design incorporates a stiffer and larger 27 cm titanium hoop and a longer 16" carbon handle that is both stiffer and stronger. The picture above shows the Ti Net Plus along side a Ti Tenkara Net reflecting the size difference.

Fall 2011: Ebira Guide

"We had a great trip today. Seven of us caught in excess of 50 fish, mostly rainbows and a few brookies and browns. I fished for over six hours using TenkaraUSA rods only, carried in the Ebira Guide quiver.

The Ebira Guide quiver performed very well, holding one Ebisu and one Ito TenkaraUSA rods.  The combination was very lightweight, indeed I was unaware it was over my shoulder.  I particularly like the adjustment hardware for the shoulder strap's cord, very easy to use and stays tight. Both rods had Fuji EZ hook keepers serving to hold the line in a figure 8 wrap. The pockets held everything I wanted to carry, nothing left behind. The extra length of the Ito rod was no problem.

Thank you for a high quality product and excellent customer service."

 

 

Summer 2011: UL DogBowl

"Sweet!
My dog's two bowls are done and in the mail ONE DAY after ordering! Great service, Thom! Can't wait to try them out!"
 

Summer 2011:  Ebira Plus

"If you will be fishing for a day - or a week - where you really could use two different rods, like the 13' Ayu and 11' Iwana, this is a very handy way to carry them. You really could switch rods half a dozen times during the day as you move along the stream." 

"This design will be useful for anyone who will be fishing in areas with both lakes and small streams, where it would be advantageous to have rods of two different lengths."  

Summer 2011:  Ti Tenkara Net

"There is only one thing that came to mind when I opened the package from Thom at TrailLite Designs: WAY COOL! This is one sleek net for Tenkara enthusiasts and definitively the go-to net for anybody who is into backpacking or hiking in the high country."

"The Ti Tenkara Net from TrailLite Designs is and ultra light, ultra strong, ultra modern tenkara net. Not traditional you say? Neither are carbon rods nor fluorocarbon lines. Hi tech performs!"

"I have been using your fantastic Ti Tenkara Net, I really like this tool!  I have the angled net version and I have really enjoyed carrying and using such a great product." 

Spring 2011:  UL Ebira

"The Ebira rod quiver holds your rod and the gear you need on the stream. If it won't fit in the Ebira, you don't need it."   

Fall 2010:  CloudKilt

"I've had my Trail Lite Designs Cloud Kilt for a little while now. I'll just say this: get one!   

Summer 2010:  Ebira

"Ebira means “quiver” in Japanese. The Ebira ("ey-beer-ah"), by TrailLite Designs, is a quiver for your tenkara fly rod. In keeping with the spirit of tenkara fishing, the Ebira is a simple, yet highly practical fly fishing system that is perfect for ultra light backpacking and fly fishing."  

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