AMAGO™ 13ft6in (410cm)
Named after one of Japan's most beautiful mountain stream trout, the Amago is our longest non-zoom rod at 13ft and 6inches long (410cm). Longer rods provide distinct advantages over shorter rods. Generally speaking, we recommend using the longest rod you can for the stream you are fishing.
Based on the request of several tenkara anglers this rod has a black finish. The handle was meticulously designed to provide good counterbalance to the long rod and for extra comfort on a long day of casting your delicate line and fly . The wider end of the handle serves two purposes: it provides a slightly better counter balance to the rod, and serves as a good grip for using the full length of the rod.
Length: 13ft 6in (410cm)
NOTE: Due to the telescopic nature of the rods, and the fact that we rounded the numbers to have a clean metric-to-English conversion, rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated.
Closed length: 21 1/8 inches (53.5cm) including cap
Number of segments: 10
Handle length: 11 inches (27.5cm)
Weight: 3.5oz (100grams)
Made in China with Japanese materials
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1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
Got the Amago out on the river finally, hooked 20 or so in 4 hours over two days fishing time, a couple fat cutthroat 14-15" were the biggest, rod handled them just fine. The Amago has impressed me much so far, fished 18ft of 1.75 YGK fluoro, 16ft #2 and 20ft of 2.5 fluoro all with size 12 kebari, the rod handles long light lines amazingly well. The rod feels like a firm 6:4 action and has good feedback while casting. It seems to have an Oni type 1 ability to stick fish and keep them hooked but is better for bigger fish. The Amago balances pretty well, I like to choke up on the handle middle finger wrapped around the blank just ahead of the winding check when fishing 16ft and under lines for anything longer I move my hand from mid handle to the rear bulb as desired. All in all a great rod for medium to big water, very smooth casting and easy on the arm for a rod of this weight and length.
Great Rod exactly what was advertised it would be.
I haven't had time to go fishing yet.
I love the simplicity and challenges of tenkara fishing. I have been fishing tenkara for as long as Tenkara USA has been in existence. As soon as I read a post about tenkara/tenkara usa , phoned Daniel Galhardo and told him about my work with Educational Recreational Adventures teaching outdoor skills and ecology to kids. He graciously offered to equip us with our first 10 rods (his prototypes) for $6.00 each). We were launched into the tenkara fishing guiding and teaching world! For approximately 10 years, Sam Vanderbeek and I taught upwards of 100 kids to fish tenkara through workshops, outings and camps. When their parents saw the kind of success their children, as young as 7 years old, we’re experiencing, they hired us to teach them. During this same time period, I traveled to Japan with a Japanese sister and law and fish with Yoshikazu Fujioka and learned so much from him. I became an “Authorized Tenkara Guide” through Tenkara USA, after having fished with Daniel and Dr Ishigoki in Boulder Cr at the Tenkara Summit.
I bought this rod to work the shoreline for large mouth bass and sunfish from my fishing kayak. I can make multiple short accurate casts quickly without dealing with unneeded line and reels. By telescoping the rod in, I can easily reach the flies and poppers from a seated position.