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Tenkara is far more than a way of fishing—it’s a way of life.
DISCOVER TENKARA FISHING
Tenkara is who we are.
In 2009, Tenkara USA® introduced tenkara to anglers outside of Japan for the first time. For the past fifteen years, we've been fully dedicated to bringing this traditional method of Japanese fly-fishing to those in pursuit of a simpler and more effective way to fly-fish mountain streams.
Forget all the jargon and complicated gear—tenkara’s effectiveness stems from the simple combination of a long rod, and light line.
Perfect your fishing performance with our fly fishing accessories.
LEARN TENKARA FISHING
Browse the widest collection of tenkara knowledge.
We like to think of ourselves as more than just a tenkara rod company. We're as interested in sharing knowledge, tutorials, and the philosophy of tenkara as making great products.
Hours of tenkara technique.
Pinpoint accurate casts, the ability to keep line off the currents for drag-free presentations of the fly, the intuitive landing of fish—see for yourself the benefits of tenkara and everything you need to know to teach yourself how to tenkara fly-fish from our collection of over 100 videos.
TENKARA CAST WITH DANIEL GALHARDO
Inspiring you to keep your fly-fishing simple.
Our podcast featuring stories, techniques and the philosophy of tenkara from the man who introduced tenkara to anglers outside of Japan.
THE TENKARA USA BLOG
The richest resource on tenkara anywhere.
Over a decade of advice, stories, and tutorials about using traditional Japanese tenkara rods and lines from our community of expert anglers.
Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us
"The Ukiyo is an amazing amount of performance in an amazingly small package."
“I’ve been fly fishing for 20 years but I’m so happy to have found Tenkara! It removes all of the clutter and makes things simple! It’s a zen-like experience!”
“Tenkara is so much fun and simple. No dragging all different types of equipment around. Tenkara USA customer service is world-class... the best!”
“I’m hooked! Tenkara is so much better than traditional fly rods. It’s simple, beautiful and effective. I take my Hane with me on my weekend hikes...it’s a blast!”
"Well-balanced, responsive rod that fits the needs of most tenkara anglers and handles big fish with ease.”
"The best light rod I have used. Love the balance and feel of the rod. Able to handle 14" fish. Great compact size."