SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
The Sato is the rod we designed to make it easier to choose a tenkara rod, reducing the need to contemplate the question of "what tenkara rod should I get?"
The Tenkara USA Sato™ is a compact and lightweight (2.9oz) adjustable tenkara rod that can be fished at 3 lengths: 10'8", 11'10", and 12'9" (3.25m - 3.9m). At its shorter length it is perfect for tighter streams, and at its full length it will be ideal when the stream opens up again or when you find a bigger pool to cast your fly. The Sato is named after Mr. Ernest Satow, an avid mountaineer who was the first person to make a written record of tenkara.
The Sato™ has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths - 10’8”/ 11’10”/12’9” (330/360/390cm). The average length for a tenkara rod is 12ft long, we like to recommend rods that are closer to 13ft, yet many people are intimidated by such long lengths for rods intended for smaller streams. So, we felt a rod with the 3 most common lengths would be an easy choice: short to ease you into tenkara, medium to give you a taste of the advantages presented by a long tenkara rod, and long to help you take full advantage to the tenkara method.
Keep your Plug™ system (patent pending): We're very excited about this very simple yet innovative feature. After hearing that no one has ever been able to keep their tenkara rod plug for longer than a year, we decided we should find a solution for you to never lose your plug again. We designed the “Keep your plug”™ system. Next time you go fishing, remove the plug from the top end of your rod and insert it into the hole at the bottom of your rod. The Sato™ will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
Weight: 2.9 oz (82.2g);
Closed length: 22 3/4"(57.78cm);
Open lengths: 10’8”/ 11’10”/12’9” (330/360/390cm)*;
Handle length:10 ½”(26.7cm);
* There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods*
People searching for Teton, Mizuchi, Sati, Hellbender, Gamakatsu, and tenkara rods usually buy the Sato, the best-selling adjustable tenkara rod in the market, for the Sato's premium performance, and Tenkara USA's reputable customer service and Lifetime Guarantee.
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
U.S. & foreign patents pending
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.
I have not had the pleasure of using my rod yet but impressed with the process of selecting my rod and the resources available to hit the streams
Beautifully made high quality equipment. The starter kit & book are the perfect partners to introduce yourself to Tenkara style fishing. It’s perfectly suited to my favourite streams. I’m keen to get the Rhodo for tighter circumstances.
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.
Best fly rod I've owned! Intuitive, caught fish within 30 minutes first time out.