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Fly fishing with less stuff.

Only a rod, line & fly™

Meet Our Rods


Triple-zoom rod with extra strength & length for anglers chasing larger fish on larger waters.


Lightweight, adjustable-length & packed with functionality? It's our best seller for a reason.


Compact enough to tuck away, and built to handle the elements, it's a backpacker's best friend.


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


A Tenkara USA® Classic, offering all-around performance & unbeatable value in a proven package.


Our longest non-zoom rod, offering the range to cast further & the strength to finish the job.


Our longest rod, extending up to 450cm, the ITO™ offers unmatched range in open water.


Short when you need it, long when you want it—it's is our effort to provide the perfect small-stream companion.

Tenkara is far more than a way of fishing—it’s a way of life.

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A man manipulating Tenkara Usa accessories.


Everything you need to get started with tenkara, all in one package.

Tenkara Usa Long Line.
Tenkara Usa Long Line.


Heavy enough to cast, light enough to float above the water.

Tenkara Usa Flies.
Tenkara Usa Flies.


Simple to tie, simply effective. The right fly for any occasion.


Tenkara is who we are.

In 2009, Tenkara USA® introduced tenkara to anglers outside of Japan for the first time. For the past fifteen years, we've been fully dedicated to bringing this traditional method of Japanese fly-fishing to those in pursuit of a simpler and more effective way to fly-fish mountain streams.

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Why Tenkara?

Forget all the jargon and complicated gear—tenkara’s effectiveness stems from the simple combination of a long rod, and light line.

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How to Choose a Rod

We've carefully crafted our collection of tenkara rods over the years to provide you the perfect tool, wherever your fishing takes you.

Perfect your fishing performance with our fly fishing accessories.

Tenkara Usa Kit.

Tenkara Kit


Tenkara Usa The Keeper.

The Keeper™


Tenkara Usa Tapered Nylon Line.

Tapered Lines


Tenkara Usa Flies in Box.

12 Flies in Box


Tenkara Usa Fishing Cap.

Fishing Cap


Tenkara Usa Jacket.

Fly-Weight Jacket



Browse the widest collection of tenkara knowledge.

We like to think of ourselves as more than just a tenkara rod company. We're as interested in sharing knowledge, tutorials, and the philosophy of tenkara as making great products.

Tenkara Usa Long Line.


Hours of tenkara technique.

Pinpoint accurate casts, the ability to keep line off the currents for drag-free presentations of the fly, the intuitive landing of fish—see for yourself the benefits of tenkara and everything you need to know to teach yourself how to tenkara fly-fish from our collection of over 100 videos.

Tenkara Usa Podcast.


Inspiring you to keep your fly-fishing simple.

Our podcast featuring stories, techniques and the philosophy of tenkara from the man who introduced tenkara to anglers outside of Japan.

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The richest resource on tenkara anywhere.

Over a decade of advice, stories, and tutorials about using traditional Japanese tenkara rods and lines from our community of expert anglers.

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Tenkara Usa Fish Logo.

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us

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Jason Klass

"The Ukiyo is an amazing amount of performance in an amazingly small package."

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Vincent Schilleci

“I’ve been fly fishing for 20 years but I’m so happy to have found Tenkara! It removes all of the clutter and makes things simple! It’s a zen-like experience!”

Tenkara Usa Long Line.

John Montin

“Tenkara is so much fun and simple. No dragging all different types of equipment around. Tenkara USA customer service is world-class... the best!”

Tenkara Usa Long Rods and Long Lines.

Gerry Verhoef

“I’m hooked! Tenkara is so much better than traditional fly rods. It’s simple, beautiful and effective. I take my Hane with me on my weekend’s a blast!”

Tenkara Usa Rod and fish on hand.

Chris Johnson

"Well-balanced, responsive rod that fits the needs of most tenkara anglers and handles big fish with ease.”

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Kevin Fricke

"The best light rod I have used. Love the balance and feel of the rod. Able to handle 14" fish. Great compact size."

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