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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.

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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Your Tenkara USA rod has a lifetime warranty.

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UKIYO™ 9ft10in (300cm)

$190.00

Introducing the UKIYO™

Light & Compact

Explore beyond limits

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THE UKIYO™

Testimonials

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us.

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."

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!"

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"

Need help choosing a rod?

 

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

- 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

- 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

- 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

13.5 ft

No

3.5 ounces

20.5 inches

13.5 ft

11 inches

10

Gloss Black w/Blue 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

- 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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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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Gavin (Beaverton, 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
small streams

Haven't had a chance to take it out fishing yet, but it's small, feels great, and will pack perfectly in my motorcycle panniers! It will be going on many motorcycle camping adventures with me in 2024.

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Carlos Bocanegra (San Francisco, US)
whenever I can.... this time tankara will go with me on International trips

Beautiful rod!

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