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Tenkara USA Rod Sato.
Tenkara USA Rod Sato.
Tenkara USA Rod Sato.
Tenkara USA Rod Sato.
Tenkara USA.

SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9" (adjustable)

$250.00
Description

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.

Specs

Spec: 10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

Adjustable: Yes

Weight: 2.9 ounces

Closed Length: 22.75 inches

Open Length: 10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

Handle Length: 10.5 inches

Segments: 9

Finish: Gloss Boack w/Red Bands

Best Use:

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

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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.

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9" (adjustable)

$250.00

Meet the SATO™

All-Around Performance

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Fan favorite for a reason

A lightweight, adjustable-length rod packed with functionality? It's no wonder the SATO™ has been our best selling rod for over a decade.

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The original quiver-killer

Triple-zoom construction makes the SATO™ fishable at 330cm, 360cm and 390cm. If you're going to find the one rod that goes everywhere with you, look no further.

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Keep your Plug™

No more lost plugs! With our patent-pending feature, simply remove the plug from the top end of your rod and insert it into the hole at the bottom for safekeeping.

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A nod to our past

The Sato is named after Mr. Ernest Satow, an avid mountaineer who was the first person to make a written record of tenkara. 

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Triple-zoom

The SATO™ can be fished at three different lengths (330/360/390cm), giving you options for just about any situation you encounter.

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Keep your Plug™

The rod is finished with a 10.5" high-quality cork handle that features an integrated system for storing your plug while in use.

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What makes this rod special?

The SATO was developed to handle it all—from headwaters to main branches of rivers—without needing to reach for a specialty rod. Since it's introduction in 2013, it has become that "one rod" to anglers around the world.

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Testimonials

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us.

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Timothy Minier

“Bought my Sato two years ago off this website and absolutely love the rod. It works very well with nice action. The products I bought with the rod are also high quality. I definitely recommend.”



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Trey Davis 

“I am new to Tenkara, and the Sato is my first rod. I like it WAY better than western fly fishing. I love the three zoom positions. Tenkara allows true drag free presentations.”



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Best Use

Spec

Adjustable

Weight

Closed Length

Open Length

Handle Length

Segments

Finish

- 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

13/14.6 ft

Yes

4.1 ounces

25.8 inches

13/14.6 ft

12 inches

9

Matte Black with dark blue sections

- 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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John Piegaro (Yuba City, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Larger streams or rivers
Trout mainly.

When the two fishing techniques are compared there is no real comparison. Tenkara is so much more about fishing as about all the gear and equipment needed to Fly fish. Your book should be used as a guide ti others as how to teach special techniques by the addition of video. Your comment that seeing the technique on video as opposed to reading and viewing photos of the technique is profound. Thank You for introducing me to tenkara I love the sport and enjoy the reduced stress that tenkara offers over Fly Fishing.

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Joe M. (Brewerton, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers, Backpacking and remote waters
Everything. Everywhere. Central New York.

I flyfish Traditional & Euro Nymph. Thought I'd add Tenkara with the Sato. Quite nice for it's application (streams). Very easy to use, versatile lengths, compact.
Find myself in thick brush so collapsing is a big plus vs my longer rods. Handles a wide range of fish. Great!

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Thomas Elledge (Granite City, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Stillwater
Park ponds small creeks

My first tenkara rod and I must say for the packable size and the overall fish ability of this rod can’t be beaten

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Karl Gallagher (Hampshire, US)

I haven't used it yet

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Dennis Deutsch (Dallas, US)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater

I have not had the opportunity to try yet but look forward to it!

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