To get started with tenkara fishing, anglers need some basic equipment and tenkara accessories: • Tenkara rod • Tenkara line • Tenkara flies • Tenkara net • Tenkara tippetTenkara USA offers more tenkara accessories, apparel, and gear you should consider to make your tenkara fly-fishing experience more enjoyable.
Tenkara is a very simplistic form of fishing that doesn’t require a lot of gear. Although you only need the basics of a rod, line, and fly to fish tenkara, there are, however, a few other accessories that can make your tenkara fishing experience more enjoyable. • A fly box to keep your flies organized • Waders can be helpful if fishing in deeper, colder water • A line clipper is helpful to cut the excess tippet off the knot you used to tie your fly on • A hemostat is useful to cut the hook out of the fish’s mouth • A line holder is useful to keep your line neatly wound up
Tenkara is relatively easy compared to traditional fly-fishing and is a great option for beginner anglers. In tenkara, your fixed length is attached directly to your tenkara rod tip, which makes casting quite simple. You just need to concentrate on the motion of the rod and line, without dealing with the complexities of also managing your line.
I love how this rod is able to keep a smooth and consistent cast even with the compact segments!
Being a novice fly fisherman with zero experience in Tenkara, I found the learning curve to be very easy - with the help from Tenkara USA's instruction videos.
Within the first 6 months of purchasing my Sato Rod and Starter Kit, I have fished a wide range of waters from the banks of high mountain streams, to the shores of small ponds, to the inlets of lowland lakes from my paddleboard. It has quickly become my go-to rod for quick hikes, 4 wheeling Jeep trips, as well as multiday fishing excursions.
The versatility of the Sato has allowed me to catch everything from brookies and trout to pan fish. With the simplicity of the starter kit, I have everything I need to get a fly in the water within minutes of finding a fishing spot.
Perfect line, casts smoothly with a delicate presentation (I use Copeland 3x 4x 5x no problem on a TUSA Sato, TRC Sawtooth & Kita 380 with dries, terrestrials, kebari, and nymphs. If I’m casting in the wind this is my go to
I have enjoyed my Tenkara fishing experiences. My son and I have gone out on many occasions and both enjoy the time on the water and catching fish on the Tenkara rods.
Tenkara USA has been a great support as my wife and I began a new hobby of fishing in PNW small streams and alpine lakes. My wife loves her Iwana fixed length rod that is so light and responsive. I use a Sato most of the time. When on my ADV motorcycle in the back country, I always have the Hane tucked safely in my pannier box, along with a net. Washington and Oregon have great fishing off the beaten path. The Hane is perfect to have along on all my rides. I couldn’t be happier with our gear and the great customer support I have received.
I sure am glad Tenkara USA has spare tips, readily available. Didn't take long to break my first rod. Great company, products and especially service.
The Tenkara kit together with the Hane rod were perfect - purchased two sets for my son and me. As first time anglers and also new to tenkara, this set up and all the helpful info (on line and YouTube) that Tenkara USA provided helped us start our tenkara journey with a bang during our recent backpacking trip to Yosemite Ten Lakes! Thank you!
Provides a new approach to fishing, especially targeting fish, dry fly or nymph, on small to medium
streams with varying currents and objects such as boulders etc.
Incredible rod! Love using in the small streams of Western North Carolina!
Just a swell jacket. I love the color. I got this to use this as a spare rain jacket for my Yonah fanny pack(a perfect fit). It has rained a lot lately, so I have gotten to use thus a bunch and I couldn't be happier with it. It repels water like a champ!
Best fly rod I've owned! Intuitive, caught fish within 30 minutes first time out.