On your way out the door, grab your tenkara rod and this kit bag and you're ready to go. Just add a tenkara rod, fishing license, and water!
This starter kit comes in a custom mesh bag and contains all the essentials to get started tenkara fishing: Nylon Tapered Line, the Keeper™, 3 flies, tippet, forceps & nippers and an instructional booklet. All you need for tenkara fly-fishing is right here.
The total retail value of the items in the kit including the bag is $55. You get a $5 discount by purchasing the complete kit compared to the items individually.
Tenkara knot diagrams are printed on the bag and a booklet with instructions is included as well.
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
This kit is a great deal, it has everything you need to get started and fits nicely into the small mesh bag. The nippers and forceps are solid and I especially like the smaller size of the forceps. The 5X line is better quality than other (well-known) brands I've used. The line holder (the Keeper) is my favorite though; I didn't think I was going to like it initially but it's great way to keep your tapered line and tippet plus fly on the spool and be rigged up in no time. By the way, when ice collects on your tapered line in winter, the little rubber teeth on the spool help to strip it off; I'm sure it was not designed to do so but does come in handy! I bought a second spool to store a longer line and tippet for bigger waters. It takes a little practice to use it but once you do, you'll see why it's called "the keeper". The spool fits over the (collapsed) rod and sits snugly on the top of the handle, which allows you to move to the next fishing spot without the risk and hassle of getting tangled up. A rod and this kit is literally all you need to go fly fishing, it's been liberating to go ultra-light like this.
the perfect starter kit for my Sato
A complete kit that has everything I need to start practicing Tenkara!
This kit was a great start into Tenkara fishing. It was nice to have a separate set of gear from my fly fishing gear. After a bit of use, I started to customize the setup quite a bit and the line spool really turned out to be a pain. I ended up with the a foam wheel plus a snap on line holder, which just works better for me a feels lighter. Otherwise, the nippers are great and the flies have been solid. I gave the forceps to a buddy as I prefer the mitten style forceps. The book is ok, a bit redundant to what is already available online.
This kit is perfect. It has everything you need to start, to learn and to fish with your rod. The thing I liked most is the bag: perfect size and easy to fix in you belt for example. The price of the kit, if you think what you get, is very low. Maybe the lowest in the market compared to the quality. As usual, best tenkara brand!