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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

    Based on 114 reviews
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    Vincent Schilleci
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Trout
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
    Streams and rivers

    I’ve been fly fishing for 20 years but I’m so happy to have found Tenkara! It removes all of the clutter and makes things simple! It’s a zen-like experience!

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    Affendi Goh (Petaling Jaya, MY)
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Other species
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater
    Rivers and stillwaters

    Customer service during the buying process was excellent given we were buying 4 rods at one go and needed to find the best and most cost effective international delivery option to Malaysia. So hats off to Tengkara USA for demonstrating it's flexibility in providing the different delivery options to us. The Sato's build quality is really good and it casts well at all the 3 lenghts with a level 3 and level 3.5 line. I feel the shortest length is the most balanced and have a nice light swing weight to it. In the middle length, it starts to feel a bit front heavy and it becomes tip heavy with the longer length. There's a trade off here but having the flexibility to fish 3 different lengths with a single rod is a game changer for me. It's got a nice flex and sensivity to it and landing smaller palm size fishes is just as much fun as getting into the larger fishes as it's got a backbone to it when in the power curve. Besides our regular fly rod/reel setup, we feel it's the only other rod we'll need for our local waters here as well as going for trouts and graylings in Bosnia and Mongolia. Tengkara has it's place, pity they don't allow it in NZ.

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    Nathan Ware
    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, Mountain streams
    All lengths.

    This rod is awesome! Nothing to complain about

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    Norm Witt (San Leandro, 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, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters

    SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"

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    Cody Adventure Explorations (Hummelstown, US)
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Trout
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams
    Trout on small creeks and rivers in Pennsylvania

    The SATO is a great rod! It is crafted beautifully and makes casting a breeze. With various lengths to fish it at, there is no water too big or small in my area that I would stray away from.

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