First tenkara rod (purchased the Sato) and absolutely love it. It’s like a guaranteed way to catch fish! Really like having multiple lengths to choose from, as it helps while walking a stream and going in and out of areas of heavy tree cover. Just adjust the length to what fits under the trees and keep on fishing.
I purchased the Hane for my brother & he just loves it. We get out on the water together. He in his kayak and me in my canoe. He got "hooked" last summer when I was fly fishing and I gave him my ITO to try out. He marvelled at the simplicity as he caught small fish so easily. So this spring I got him his own rod and the Hane because it is so compact. He does a lot of hiking so it fits easily in his pack and is always ready. Puts a new dimension on his journeys.
I loved these flies, they worked well for smaller brown trout and creek chubs in my area in PA. Some times I would be using a bigger fly in a spot and then when I switched to this smaller fly I would get more strikes. It’s definitely wise to have some smaller kebari’s in your fly box for those fish that reject your bigger kebari’s.
The Tenkara flies in a box is a great addition to my Tenkara rod. It is compact and lightweight so it is ideal when I go backpacking. The assortment of flies works great for the type of fish here in Colorado.
The repair process for my broken section was easy, quick, efficient and inexpensive. Well done Tenkara.
Excellent rod! In the month I have owned my Ito it has performed flawlessly from Washington to Wisconsin! I’ll be buying one for my wife very soon.
This collection of bugs is perfect for a day on the water. I am new to Tenkara, but have fly fished for years...love the simplicity. These bugs will work no matter how you fish them.
I broke the tip of my Sato accidentally. Tenkara USA was amazing and sent a new one within two days. I basically called on Monday and was back on the water with my rod on Wednesday. I was so impressed I went out and bought a Rhodo.
The Amago is a great rod very versatile I can dry fly and nymph with a simple fly change.
As a new/novice Tenkara fly fisherman (I love my Sawtooth!) I’ve found the Tenkara Starter kit absolutely invaluable & of the highest Tenkara quality! So much so, I’ve received 2!!
I love Tenkara!!
Several years ago, I bought a Yamame rod from Tenkara USA. It was my first Tenkara rod. Unfortunately, after using it a few times, one of the sections got jammed and it would no longer telescope down. I was still able to use it, but I had to take it apart for storage and it wouldn’t it in a backpack.
A couple of months ago, I was on their site looking at other equipment and learned about their warranty and return policy. I contacted their customer service and while they longer manufacturer the Yamame, they provided me great low-cost options to replace the older broken rod. It was some of the best customer service I’ve received from any company. Their responses to my emails were prompt and I could tell they wanted to make sure I had a good experience with their product and brand.
I was able to get the Hane rod as a replacement at a fair price. The Hane is a fantastic Tenkara rod. It’s durable and telescopes down to a great size for backcountry fishing. It also looks amazing. I’ve been really impressed with Tenkara USA—great products and customer service.
I can't leave a review for a furled line because I didn't receive one. I got a tapered nylon line instead. But I sure it will do fine once I use it.
Everything you need in one handy package except a rod. The flies looked a little flat and the hackle needed brushed out and spruced up a little bit from being in the Keeper, but they perked right up and will work just fine..... until I lose them....
I was worried when I received the box, it was crushed. However the rod container saved it. The rod container is solid. I have not been able to fish with this yet but the rod feels balanced in practice casts. Reminds me a bit of cane pole, I fished with as kid. But way nicer feeling and balance.