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ITO™ 13' / 14'7" (adjustable)

$260.00
Description

The Ito is the longest rod in our lineup. We strived to achieve a very long rod, with the lightest possible feel. A true delight to fish on any mountain stream, the Ito will be most at home in wider streams, larger rivers and ponds. It is the main rod we like to recommend for those who fish more open streams. The Ito feels incredibly light at 13ft, as the balance is brought closer to the handle, and still very fishable at 14ft7in.

Listen to a podcast episode on what makes the Ito the favorite rod of many experienced tenkara anglers:


Special Features: The Ito features an innovative "zoom" function, which allows the angler to lock one segment in place to fish the rod either at 13ft (390cm) length or, fully extended, at 14ft7in (450cm). The zoom locks both at the butt of the rod with a proprietary cap, and at the end of the handle segment. Having a rod that can be instantly extended an extra 2ft is a true asset in any mountain stream, even some of the smaller streams. A killer combination with a very long line in a large stream, or with a shorter line in a small stream. This is by far the most versatile rod we offer.

We used the highest possible quality cork for the handle and only the finest components to make this our premium rod. The finish is also superb, being a matte black with a gradient dark blue block at the end of each segment.

Specs:
*Rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated due to the telescopic nature of the rods.*

Length:13ft - 14ft7in
Finish:Matte Black with dark blue sections
Segments:9 (can be fished as 8)
Closed length:25.8inches (65.53cm)
Handle length:12inches (30.48cm)
Weight: 4.1oz (116g) - Made in China

People searching for "Long tenkara rods", tenkara rods for large streams, nirvana, teton, often purchase the Ito tenkara rod for Tenkara USA's high quality tenkara gear, our Lifetime Warranty, and renowned customer support


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Specs

Spec: 13/14.6 ft

Adjustable: Yes

Weight: 4.1 ounces

Closed Length: 25.8 inches

Open Length: 13/14.6 ft

Handle Length: 12 inches

Segments: 9

Finish: Matte Black w/Blue Bands

Best Use:

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

Supporting our Planet

Tenkara USA® is the only Japanese fly fishing rod company committed to donating at least 1% of its sales to organizations that care for fish habitat.For every tenkara rod sold by Tenkara USA®, an average of $14 goes toward benefiting trout habitat.

Your Tenkara USA rod has a lifetime warranty.

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ITO™ 13' / 14'7" (adjustable)

$260.00

Meet the ITO™

Our Longest Rod

Longer is better

With a fully extended length of 450cm, the ITO™ offers unmatched range in open streams.

Open-water favorite

The ITO™ is our top recommendation for anglers frequently fishing wider streams, larger rivers and ponds.

Deceptively light

At just 4.1 ounces, the rod remains light in hand, but with enough backbone to bring in just about anything that takes your fly.

Premium presentation

The rod sports a matte black finish with a dark blue gradient block at the end of each segment.

Adjustable length

Starting at 13' (390cm), the rod's "zoom" functionality offers an additional 19" (60cm) of length when extended.

Premium cork handle

The 12" high-quality cork handle is finished with a proprietary endcap that locks the the rod at its expanded length.

What makes this rod special?

The range of the ITO™ has made it an open-water favorite. Just a quick adjustment enables you to fish a large river like it were a small stream, without having to fuss with your line.

THE ITO™

Testimonials

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us.

Stuart Cugnoni 

“Just gives you that additional reach when you need it, fantastic telescopic rod and goes completely well with my Tenkara backpack both the Sato and the Ito have me covered for any situation.”



Anthony Leach 

“This rod is amazing. I’ve had nothing but good experiences with it. I love the 14’7” option. I find myself using my Ito more than my regular fly rod because it’s more convenient and it can pretty much pull in fish in the same places as well. Also the length helps with presentation a lot.”


Need help choosing a rod?

 

Best Use

Spec

Adjustable

Weight

Closed Length

Open Length

Handle Length

Segments

Finish

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

13/14.6 ft

Yes

4.1 ounces

25.8 inches

13/14.6 ft

12 inches

9

Matte Black with dark blue sections

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

Yes

2.9 ounces

22.75 inches

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

10.5 inches

9

Gloss Boack w/Red Bands

- Travel/Compact

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

10.8 ft

No

3.5 ounces

15 inches

10.8 ft

8 Inches

12

White

- Budget Friendly

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

12 ft

No

2.7 ounces

20.5 inches

12 ft

11 inches

9

Gloss Carbon w/Brown Bands

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

– Small-Med Water

8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

Yes

2.1 ounces

21 Inches

8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

9 inches

8

Gloss Black w/Green Bands

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

13.5 ft

No

3.5 ounces

20.5 inches

13.5 ft

11 inches

10

Gloss Black w/Blue Bands

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

10.6/12.2/13.6 ft

Yes

3.4 ounces

22.5 inches

10.6/12.2/13.6 ft

12 inches

9

Gloss Graphite w/Red Brown Bands

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

- Small-Med Water

9.8 ft

No

2 ounces

14.5 inches

9.8 ft

Integral Handle

10

Blue

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Customer Reviews

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Darwin Greaves (Medicine Hat, CA)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Stillwater
Lakes

Longer is better

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Gus Grissom (Hagerstown, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers
Wide river (Potomac) mostly and wider creeks, some lakes with dams.

Really a great product, thoughtfully designed and packaged. The kit makes the buying process (and decision fatigue!) easy. Thank you.

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P.N. (Spokane, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams
small to medium size mountain streams

Have had the Ito out an a few trips so far, the more I fish this rod the more I'm liking the reach when extended. I like to choke up on the handle with my thumb and forefinger touching the blank, gives me more casting feel and the rod is balanced and feels lighter. The rod cast light #2-2.5 level lines 5-6m long with ease and I have no doubt will handle longer lines and larger water and fish while being a lot of fun catching 6-12" trout on the smaller streams I fish.

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Chris Goodman (Pittsburgh, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams
Small streams in Southwestern PA

I have never been disappointed with a Tenkara rod. Or any product from Tenkara USA. I most recently bought the Ito and at 13 feet it is so easy to cast and feels great. At 14 it’s a little slower but great for that extra reach. I cannot recommend the Ito or any product from this company enough!

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Gavin Wyatt (Nashville, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
Small to medium streams

The extra length is almost never a hinderance in fishing from my experience, but I also have a rhodo so I usually take that one on very tight cover and the ito for everything else

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