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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"

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    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.

    SPECS:
    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);
    Segments: 9
    * 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.

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    1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
    U.S. & foreign patents pending

    Customer Reviews

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    Kevin Smith (San Mateo, 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
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
    Fished the upper Sierra CA rivers / creeks up the 108 and had a blast learning the Tenkara rod an...

    First rod and love it so far as I dedicated 4.5 days of hard core trout fishing on multiple areas exploring pocket water, holes, and open water. Perfected the bow and arrow cast that yielded a few fish. Simplicity overall with more time with my fly on the water was a win and the rod performed great.

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    Andre (Kalamazoo, 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, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
    small rivers, and small lakes from my kayak

    nice feel in the hand, quality sensations. clearly a mark above the rods from the other tenkara guys i also own

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    Simeon Grater (Carbondale, US)
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams
    Lakes and small streams

    Well made, lots of great customer support, excellent knitted sock and carrying tube.
    “Tenkara USA,” is my go-to brand !

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    Doug Broadie (McAllister, US)
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm)
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers
    the Madison

    I would fish it if it would ever stop snowing.

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    Patti Stinnett (La Grande, 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

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