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.
This is my first Tenkara rod (I am used to using an 8 weight western fly rod). I really enjoy how light and portable the rod is. The 12 ft. length took a little getting used to, but it's nice for casting into hard to reach spots on the river. I caught my first fish (10 inch brook trout) last weekend, and I am looking forward to going out again soon!
Good quality equipment. I've just started learning how to fly fish. (Tenkara is much easier) I went out with a guide and tried Tenkara.
Loved it and now I'm hooked. Much easier learning curve. My wife will be joining me this weekend for are lessons.
Very happy with the equipment and love the history behind Tenkara. I will be certainly adding to my equipment soon.
It has been a really long long journey, from US to Italy.
I bought my new Tenkara IWANA rod knowing full well that the Covid-19 restrictions would not allow me to go fishing soon. But I bought it just because a fishing rod is first of all a dream. A dream plenty of freedom, fresh waters and open spaces. The rod is fantastic!, very light and very flexible. Between my fingers it seems an extention of my spirit, of my soul. It will work beautifully.
The rod arrived in perfect conditions, exactly as shown in Tenkara USA website, and the guys have always been available for any request for information. You can trust them. Believe me.
Italian trout are warned, Tenkara IWANA is coming, watch out!
Love my IWANA rod, I'm new to fishing, this has been a lifesaver.
A beautiful rod, especially for the cost. I got the starter kit too and it was nice to get going with the full package. I have a feeling this wont be my only rod purchase from Tenkara USA.