RHODO™ 8'10"/9'9"/10'6" (adjustable)
Walking down the bank, you notice a trout hanging in the current. It's oblivious to your presence. You rig your tenkara rod, look up and realize the stream is choked with overhanging limbs. You extend the rod, but in this case you don't extend it all the way, just to the first setting under 9ft in length. You cast and catch the fish.
For these situations we developed the Rhodo™, a rod that can be fished short when things get tight, or longer when the stream opens up.
The Tenkara USA Rhodo is the lightest feeling tenkara rod we make. With several years of design experience under our belt and feedback from our users, we feel we have achieved what we set out to do: give you a rod that is super light-weight, durable, versatile and feels very precise. We wanted to design a rod that would make it easy to answer "which tenkara rod should I get if I mostly fish very small streams?”
The Rhodo has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths 8'10" / 9'9" / 10'6"= 270/297/320cm. Since we began Tenkara USA people have been asking for a sub-9ft tenkara rod. We felt that a short rod could come in handy in some cases but for the most part anglers would miss the advantage that comes from fishing with a long tenkara rod. So, we developed a rod that could be the best of both worlds: short when you need it, long when you want it!
Keep your Plug™ (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: the Keep your plug system. Tenkara USA's rods are the only rods in the market with this feature. 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 Rhodo will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
Weight: 2.1 oz (59.5 g)
Closed length: 21" (53.3cm)
Open lengths: 8'10" / 9'9" / 10'6"= 270/297/320cm*
Handle length: 9" (22.9cm)
* There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods*
People searching for Sierra, White Cloud, Mini, and short tenkara rod often buy this rod.
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
U.S. & foreign patents pending.
While I haven't had an opportunity to fish with my new Rhodo Pole, I can attest to two things:
1. Everything is very high quality. Tenkara USA took the time with the small details. Included is a high quality storage tube made of aluminum and a nice protective sleeve for easy packing.
2. Their customer service is spot on. I made a mistake on my original order and they responded in minutes. Then, they applied a discount code that I didn't know existed. Further, after receiving the rod, I crushed one of the tips. They responded to my e-mail in record time and helped me get everything sorted.
I'll review again once I've had more time with the rod and I will most definitely be buying more from Tenkara USA.
This my second Tenkara USA rod and the Rhodo compliments my SATO. Just a real nice rod to have if you are chasing small trout in a small stream. The hook set is perfect for small fish and you can feel every movement. It's just a fun rod to fish, light and responsive. As far as I am concerned, you pay for what you get which includes warranty and customer service. Every interaction I have had was very professional.
My wife and son gifted me this rod for fathers day. I enjoyed it tremendously on our PA mountain streams. Great control, very light, sensitive and the ability to change size on the fly is fantastic. I was able to present, hook and land many wild trout already. I am looking forward to many more remote trips.
If you like fishing high gradient, small mountain streams and creeks, the Rhodo is tailor-made for you. This is a very light and compact rod. It is a joy to fish with as it is so lightweight, it basically disappears and just becomes an extension of your arm. Very comfortable to fish with for long periods of time. The zoom function is nice as it is basically like having 3 rods in 1. You can fish it at a very compact 8’10” when the canopy closes in and the stream is overgrown, then on the fly, switch to a 9’9” or 10’6” length as the stream opens up and you have more room to cast. At any length, the Rhodo is a joy to cast. To sum it up in a few words, “light and sensitive” come to mind.
wonderfull, just all what i need and what i want, so now let's catch fish and the weather here beginning to be good!
just on france we need to pay taxe , i forgot it not ups!!