IWANA™ 12ft (360cm)
The Iwana is our classic all-around tenkara rod and at a great value. The progressive taper, ultra-light weight, and tip action provides for great battles, even with smaller fish. Quality and strength are by no means compromised, and landing large fish is not unheard of. The original choice of many early tenkara adopters outside of Japan, the Iwana is still a great choice to help you fall in love with tenkara.
It packs to a small compact size of 20 1/2 inches, which makes it easy to fit in a day pack
These rods have a beautiful "glossy carbon" finish, where you can see the high-quality carbon fiber material through a nice glossy finish.
Extended length: 12ft (360cm)
Closed size: 20 1/2 inches (52cm) including 1/2" cap
Handle length: 11 inches (23cm)
Weight: 2.7oz (76.5grams)
Made in China with Japanese materials.
People searching for Sawtooth, Shadowfire and other 12ft tenkara rods usually buy this tenkara rod for our superb customer support, Lifetime Guarantee and renowned quality.
Comparable to Sawtooth rod
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
The IWANA is a larger, almost fat rod. I am a small person so I like the smaller rods. When I Tenkara fish with a large person, like a big man, the IWANA is perfect because it is well balanced and flexible, yet not too long for the smaller streams.
I have not fished with a Tenkara rod yet. Looking forward to my first attempt at Tenkara.
The IWANA is my second Tenkara USA rod, the other is the HANE. First cast with the IWANA, I hooked a nice sized Bluegill sunfish. Why did I buy another rod? Well, I bought one for my Nephew too, the HANE. Now I needed another one for my Uncle and Friends to use while visiting. The IWANA is the all-around rod and fits my needs.
This is the first rod that I purchased from TUSA 10 years ago. It is still a work horse. I have other rods for special locations like the Amago.
I received my Tenkara rod last week. I have not had a chance to use it yet, but I definitely look forward to getting in the water with it. The quality is everything as advertised and the delivery was prompt. Thank you!