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Tenkara USA Rod Ukiyo.
Tenkara USA Rod Ukiyo.
Tenkara USA Rod Ukiyo.
Tenkara USA Rod Ukiyo.
Tenkara USA.
Tenkara USA.

UKIYO™ 9ft10in (300cm)

$190.00
Description
The Ukiyo™ encapsulates Tenkara USA's commitment to portability and sensitivity in one ultra-compact rod. At just under 15 inches when closed, it seamlessly fits into any day pack, making it the perfect companion for those far-reaching mountain stream adventures.

With an extended length of 9’9” (300cm) and a weight of only 2 ounces, this rod is tailor-made for small-stream fishing without the usual heft.

A unique feature, the Ukiyo boasts a graphite swell grip, a first in our line-up, designed to elevate the angler's experience. This, combined with our signature high-modulus graphite, ensures unmatched sensitivity. Every gentle bite, every subtle movement in the water can be felt more directly, making every catch feel all the more personal.

Another hallmark feature we're introducing with the Ukiyo is our patented “Keep-your-plug” system, a feature previously reserved for our adjustable rods. It’s all about convenience, ensuring you never misplace your rod plug during those intense fishing sessions.

And, much like our other rods, aesthetics haven't taken a back seat. The Ukiyo's sections flaunt a mesmerizing royal blue finish, echoing its premium stature in our line-up.

In many ways, the Ukiyo is reminiscent of our popular Rhodo rod, but its emphasis on lightness, compactness, and the integral graphite grip that sets it apart. Compared to our also very compact Hane rod, the Ukiyo is lighter in weight, action, and features the more sensitive graphite swell grip as well as our keep our plug system. It's even more compact at 14.5" closed length and a 9.85' opened length.

Perfect for the angler who's looking for the next step in tenkara fishing.

What makes this rod special? It is the lightest and most compact rod we've ever offered. The first rod we've offered has an integral graphite grip section.

SPECS:
Weight: 2 oz (56.7g) with rod plug installed; 1.9 oz without plug installed.
Closed length: 14.5" (36.8cm).
Open length: 9’9” (300cm).



Those searching for ultra-portable tenkara rods, lightweight fishing equipment, or the ultimate in rod sensitivity will find the Ukiyo aligns perfectly with Tenkara USA's high-quality standards, lifetime warranty, and exceptional customer support.

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The UKIYO™ encapsulates Tenkara USA®'s commitment to portability and sensitivity in one ultra-compact rod. At just under 15 inches when closed, it seamlessly fits into any day pack, making it the perfect companion for those far-reaching mountain stream adventures.

Specs

Spec: 9.8 ft

Adjustable: No

Weight: 2 ounces

Closed Length: 14.5 inches

Open Length: 9.8 ft

Handle Length: Integral Handle

Segments: 10

Finish: Blue

Best Use:

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

- Small-Med 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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UKIYO™ 9ft10in (300cm)

Introducing the UKIYO™

Light & Compact

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Explore beyond limits

Our lightest & most-compact tenkara rod, the UKIYO™ redefines what it means for a rod to be adventure-ready.

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Streamlined for adventure

Designed for the angler on-the-go. The UKIYO™, at just 14.5 inches collapsed and weighing a mere 2 ounces, redefines portability without sacrificing performance.

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Unparalleled sensitivity

Elevate your fishing experience with our new graphite swell grip. This innovative handle, paired with premium high-modulus graphite, provides a level of sensitivity that brings you closer to the water and the fish.

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Convenience reimagined

The UKIYO™ features our patented “Keep-your-plug” system, previously reserved for only our adjustable rods. It’s all about convenience, ensuring you never misplace your rod plug when your mind is focused on the water.

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Optimized for Small-Stream Adventures

The UKIYO excels in narrow, intimate waters, offering unparalleled control and precision. It's your ideal partner for stealthy, mindful fishing.

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What makes this rod special?

The UKIYO is the lightest and most compact rod we've ever designed, and our first rod built with an integrated graphite swell grip for unparalleled sensitivity.

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Ergonomic Grip for Extra Comfort & Control

Our newly-designed, ultra-lightweight graphite swell grip doesn't just provide enhanced control, but is also more comfortable in hand for hours alongside the stream.

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Testimonials

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us.

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KEVIN FRICKE, TENKARA ANGLER.

"The best light rod I have used. Love the balance and feel of the rod. Able to handle 14" fish. Great compact size."

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DAN PIERCE, TENKARA ANGLER.

"I was happy to find the Ukiyo cast surprisingly smooth for the number of short segments and had an overall consistent flex. I cast 3.5 level line ranging from 7-16 feet with no issues. But most importantly it hooked, played, and landed the 6-10 inch wild brook trout I target in fast moving mountain streams!"

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Michael Agneta, TENKARA ANGLER.

"The textured and circumference of the “swell” grip in no way draws attention away from one’s fishing experience. I fished the Ukiyo on two separate outings, first on a small blue line for wild rainbow trout, then on a somewhat larger (but still tight) stream for stocked browns, rainbows, and brookies"

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Best Use

Spec

Adjustable

Weight

Closed Length

Open Length

Handle Length

Segments

Finish

- 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

- 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

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Customer Reviews

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Matt Goeglein (El Segundo, 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, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
Small streams, mountain streams

Great for my backpack and short hikes.

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phoenix (Seattle, US)
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, Backpacking and remote waters
Oregon

This rod is an amazing compact, ultra light, and super sensitive. I love this rod!

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Michael Hickey (Bozeman, US)

UKIYO™ 9ft10in (300cm)

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Uriel Santana (Silverton, 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, Larger streams or rivers
Looks and feels awesome

Unfortunately it will be some time before I’m able to fish with it.

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C.F.

Very nice light fly rod. The first chance I get to use it will be spring time.

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