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Tenkara Care ™

Tenkara Care ™ is our commitment to take care of any problems with your tenkara rod quickly and painlessly.

Call us: 888.483.6527 or email us: info@tenkarausa.com


Tenkara replacement parts & broken rods

Your Tenkara USA rod has a lifetime warranty. We take advantage of the telescopic nature of tenkara rods and stock every part of every fishing rod we make. This allows us to take care of any problems you may have quickly. In the majority of cases, we will send you replacement parts, and you will not mail us anything back.

  • Cost for shipping and handling of replacement rod segments and tip-sets (top 3 parts) within the United States is $17. The cost for other parts, such as plugs, is usually $7.00. International: $17 plus additional shipping and handling fees to your country.
  • Rod top plugs, bottom screw caps, and rod tips (sold as a set of the top 3 parts) may be ordered directly online here.
  • If a different segment of your fly rod has broken, you may call us, or place an order for “Warranty Claim”, and we’ll reach out to see what part you need.

Watch this video on how to fix your tenkara rod when you receive the parts:

Fixing and Replacing Segments on a Tenkara Rod

Tenkara rod returns

We want for you to try tenkara even if you think you may return the gear to us. Really.

  • Unconditional returns and one-time exchanges within 60 days of purchase date (we can not refund you past the 60-day mark, cost of shipping is non-refundable).
  • If you’d like to return or exchange your rod, please get in touch with us. Then, please mail the rod along with a note requesting the full refund to the address below. Please use a service with tracking information to ensure delivery.

Our return and exchange policy is valid  only for items purchased directly through www.tenkarausa.com. Our dealers have different return and exchange policies and you will need to contact them directly for returns and exchanges.

Please contact us for returns: 888.i.tenkara (888.483.6527) or info@tenkarausa.com

Visit this troubleshooting page for more information on fixing a broken tenkara rod tip, and other problems you may experience.

Should you need to send us anything for repair (e.g. segments hopelessly stuck together), please contact us first via email, info@tenkarausa.com, and include your name and address with the fishing rod. And send it to:


Tenkara USA Repairs
90 West Madison Ave. ste E189
Belgrade, MT 59714

*REMEMBER, please call or email us first and we may be able to help you without you sending the rod to us!

Tips to prevent breakages

We know the best customer service we can provide happens before you need to contact our customer service team to handle a broken tenkara rod. Tenkara USA rods generally have a very low breakage rate. And, the vast majority of breakages occur when setting up or closing the rod. Please keep the following tips in mind to protect your tenkara rods:

  • When setting up your knots always leave the fragile hard tip inside the main segment, exposing only the string at the tip of the rod as you set up.
  • Never exert any sideway pressure on the rod segments when closing the rod.
  • When you disassemble your rod, always close rod segments by holding the thickest part of the segment you’re closing (closest to the next thickest segment).
  • When the rod is extended to its full length, handle the first 3 tip segments very carefully.

Broken Rod Trade In Program

If you own a different brand of tenkara rod that is broken, we now have a broken tenkara rod trade-in program where we can offer you a 30% discount to upgrade to Tenkara USA. More information at www.tenkarausa.com/trade-in

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