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The most complete library of tenkara videos, we've created over 100 videos over the years. Our videos cover everything you need to know as you discover tenkara and its advantages. Clearly see tenkara techniques in action like: pinpoint accurate casts, the ability to keep line off the currents for drag-free presentations of the fly, and the intuitive landing of fish.
The Tenkara Cast® is the main tenkara podcast available. In it, Tenkara USA founder, Daniel Galhardo, speaks about all aspects of tenkara, from philosophy to how-to's.
Our tenkara blog has been one of the main channels we have used to spread tenkara far and wide. Here you can browse over a decade of content that is still relevant today.
The beanie might be the nicest winter hat I've ever had. Super soft, comfortable, and warm. Graphics are awesome too. I have one in my fishing jacket and one for around town. Highly recommended.
The parts arrived for my Hane on time and the repair was extremely simple to execute. All in all a very high-quality and enjoyable product
As always, TUSA is great with their customer service. This wasn’t my first rod tip I broke and it won’t be the last. I use the Hane and Amago for the streams I fish in and they do the job extremely well. Love to use them with 3.5 level line and the Nylon Tapered lines.
good solid rod
Having taken about a five year hiatus from practicing Tenkara, coming back to such a broadened pool of resources was a real treat. I remember first meeting Daniel and my mentor-to-be Jason at a fly fishing expo in 2013; I was just beginning my delve into fly fishing, and was scouring Youtube and Google for anything regarding this immersive form of fly fishing. After that meeting, and some river mileage under my belt, I was hooked. Fast forward to today, with how popular Tenkara has become outside of Japan as both a main form of practice as well as a great addition to any fisherpersons' quiver, Tenkara- the book is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to get started, build upon their experience, or fine-tune their practice. This book is a culmination of years of shared experience, research, and time on the water; most importantly, it emphasizes in the first few pages the importance of tradition and proficiency for generations of Japanese, properly citing Tenkara masters in Japan and highlighting its cultural origins.
I purchased a Rhodo rod after fishing a Sato for years. On getting home after my purchase, I found there was an issue with one of the ferule connections. I contacted Tenkara USA, and John sent a replacement handle immediately and the problem was solved. Thanks to Tenkara USA, I know have two great rods to fish the local area. Can't wait for the weather to warm up to try my new Rhodo in the smaller streams. Thanks John and Tenkara USA!
The shirt arrived in a snow storm. I immediately put it on and confirmed that it would be much better for a sunny summer day than a blizzard. Should work great as a sun layer this summer. Very light and breathable. Dried quickly after getting snowed on.
Was much nicer to cast than the nylon tapered line when the wind picked up a bit. Easy & accurate. No issues, had fun. I did enjoy the nylon line prior to the wind.
I own 2 Tenkara USA rods (Rhodi and Iwana) and have purchased the Kebari fly collection, which has been used with great success. I have experimented with each of the flies and caught fish with all. The collection is a great bargain with the case being a nice addition. Will purchase again when my current inventory is depleted. Thanks Tenkara USA.
This will be my first season fishing with a tenkara rod. Look forward to it. I am sure it will fun and a learn as you go experience.
My replacement part was easy to order and came quickly. Great customer service.
This kit is a great deal, it has everything you need to get started and fits nicely into the small mesh bag. The nippers and forceps are solid and I especially like the smaller size of the forceps. The 5X line is better quality than other (well-known) brands I've used. The line holder (the Keeper) is my favorite though; I didn't think I was going to like it initially but it's great way to keep your tapered line and tippet plus fly on the spool and be rigged up in no time. By the way, when ice collects on your tapered line in winter, the little rubber teeth on the spool help to strip it off; I'm sure it was not designed to do so but does come in handy! I bought a second spool to store a longer line and tippet for bigger waters. It takes a little practice to use it but once you do, you'll see why it's called "the keeper". The spool fits over the (collapsed) rod and sits snugly on the top of the handle, which allows you to move to the next fishing spot without the risk and hassle of getting tangled up. A rod and this kit is literally all you need to go fly fishing, it's been liberating to go ultra-light like this.
I've tried the Sato out on several winter fishing outings in Montana over the past few weeks and it's been a delightful experience. This is my first exposure to tenkara and the Sato has been a great rod to start with. The craftsmanship of the rod is great, and the handling is sublime. It is extremely easy to set up and once I reach a good spot, I'm fishing in about a minute. I also like the attention to detail, including the longer lilian, sturdy case and protective sock, and especially the spare rod plug in the handle (which I have needed already!). The versatility of having 3 different lengths is the big selling point for me; it comes in handy when fishing main versus side channels of bigger rivers and in areas with access to a wide variety of streams. Winter fishing is always a little challenging here but on my first outing with the Sato, I caught some nice rainbow trout and I realized how the sensitivity of the rod really helps you feel when to set the hook without needing a strike indicator. That sold me on tenkara and on this rod. I'm really looking forward to taking the Sato with me on hikes this spring to explore the many mountain streams around here.
I thought the book was well put together and enjoyed learning about new types of rods for different occasions. I would suggest that anyone who might like tenkara read this book and it will give them all the information for them to make an informative purchase in the future.
I like the tapers furled lines best of all lines I have tried. For me they are the easiest to cast, almost effortlessly, and the most accurate for fly placement. The other lines I have tried are the level lines and the nylon tapered lines. I’m sticking with the tapered furled line for now.