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.
This is the perfect small-stream rod. It’s extremely light and crisp. Everyone I’ve let try mine out immediately got a huge smile on their face and said it just feels “right” for the small and brushy streams they fish. I would give this rod my full recommendation.
In my area we have several small streams with a lot brush - my Sato is great but thinking Rhoto will be better for small creeks
So far the rod performs great and it simple enough to understand with all the help from the website and books provided by tenkara USA.
Nice rod well made
Ups delivery disappointing
Only unpacked the rod and accessories a few days ago. Looks beautiful but has not left the house. Though Tenkara may be considered simple in comparison to traditional western fly fishing it is still quite a bit to take on by oneself having essentially no previous experience fishing. Much of the literature I have accessed (much allegedly for beginners) makes constant reference to, and comparisons with, western fly fishing, of which I am totally ignorant, so most of the meaning is lost on me. There is an awful lot of highly specialized language/vocabulary. Reading books about Tenkara, and traditional western fly fishing, being a rank beginner, is starting to feel overwhelming...I, like many people, learn best by doing, and unfortunately instruction along the front range apparently costs about $500/day. So, upshot is that though I have purchased a fishing license and a bunch of well-made and well supported gear, I will probably need to spend some pretty significant $ to hire a guide or instructor in the Denver metro area to give me hands on instruction and only one full day will cost as much as all my investment in equipment so far, which is up to about $600.00. Actually getting to use my rod may have to wait until next spring as I am on a tight budget. This is the perspective of a 60 year old guy who wants to do whatever it is he does well...I don't want to go out and make a fool of myself and feel frustrated, incompetent, and perhaps even damage my new gear and/or myself. Getting the sense that learning even the basics is going to take years and that if I had 100 years I still couldn't learn everything I need to know. I am expert rock climber for 40 years now and fly fishing has clearly illustrated for me my own tendency to underestimate, as an expert in rock climbing, how many things about climbing that seem to me to be utterly simple are mystifying and intimidating to a total novice.