The kit had every thing I need in a small handy pouch.
Good tube exactly as advertised
I love my Amago for open water and larger fish. It has a great feel for the fight but it’s deceptively tough. I recently broke a Tenkara pole my brother in law loaned me attempting to land a large fish at Coffee Pot Rapids in Idaho. I replaced it with the Amago from Tenkara USA, which I should’ve used in the first place.
I was very satisfied with the response I received when I called about a rod tip section that seemed to be splintering near the base after using it only a couple times. A new tip section was sent quickly at no charge. It is refreshing to have a company stand behind its products with excellent service and pleasant customer relations. Thank you, Tenkara USA, for your help.
This is my first tenkara rod and definitely not my last. This has opened up so many new fishing opportunities on every water body I fish and the Sato is an amazingly versatile piece of equipment it catches small species like shiners and shad with ease, pan-fish like crappie and bluegill put up a good fight and it can take on larger trout amd the occasional striped bass as well! I've put this rod through its paces and have had a lot of fun. If you're thinking of getting into tenkara this is an amazing way to get started. Unless you only want to fish massive waters for big fish or overly congested areas for tiny fish with no room for a proper bow and arrow cast the size range on this rod is perfect even in tight areas. Be prepared to get some looks and answer some questions while fishing in overly public areas! In my area this concept seems wholly new or as "just cane pole fishing" so people seem to be curious how the reel-less approach works and how it compares to more conventional western approaches. It's a great conversation piece and incredibly effective.
There was a problem with the furled line. The cord was wrapped thru the metal ring making it really difficult to pass the tippet thru. I called and the rep sent me a replacement (thanks ) but I felt you-all should know about this in case other lines have the same problem.
I’ve been fishing my Amago for 10 years now. Always nice to be able to get parts so easily. I keep an extra tip set in the tube for emergencies.
Excellent resource, well written, easy to understand. Placed my first order and looking forward to getting out there.
The Hane is the best "always have with you" rod. If I'm hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, but fishing isn't my focus (if it is you will have lots of gear), this is the rod I have tucked in my pack. It's stout enough to handle any small water fish and collapsed down it is just 15 inches long (28 cm) so I almost forget it's there. With the Hane, a line on a keeper with some flies in that little box, a spool of extra tippet, nippers and hemostats and I'm ready to pull a brookie out of a stream during a lunch break. Keeping it in my pack during a business meeting is good luck too.
Perfect rod for a variety of situations it's all you need to carry
I think I made an outstanding choice. This Rod has caught plenty of trout and bass in the local NWNJ streams. I am really digging the Tenkara concept. I have only owned it for a week and I can put it down.
Just started fly fishing, very easy with this tenkara rod. Had small problem with first rod and customer service was great, worked with me to get it fixed but ultimately replaced the rod by havin git delivered in one day. New rod is great and customer service was responsive and great to work with. Looking to take this on fishing trips!
Easy to handle, great for cycling and fishing, compact.
Sick rod. Versatile and well crafted 🎣
Purchased to use in the lakes and streams in the Cascade range. First trip was on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. Had a blast. First cast and had a trout come up and take the fly. Been using the furreled line and it cast easily
Great simple fun that’s always with me to catch fish any time the opportunity presents itself! Great quality and reasonable price!
Excellent resource! Looking forward to getting in the waters!!
Everything you need
Perfect rod for the type of fishing I do
My game is trying to see how many different species I can catch on my Tenkara. I am at 7 now . #8 broke my rod, but not from force, just because I left the rod with a fish on for a couple of hours (I didn't know it) and he twisted and twisted to the point that the rod fractured.
I appreciate the tapered line for it's casting ability as well as it's visibility.
I enjoy using my tenkara rods on small mountain streams. Life is good if you enjoy catching smaller trout with light gear.
I live on a lake and do a lot of fishing for panfish, often from a kayak. The line works well with small flies and poppers.
One of the best things about tenkara is the ease of repair. I carry replacements for the top three sections of all my rods, and they fit in the TUSA tube with the rod no problem. Last week, I broke two sections within a day, but was back fishing within minutes.
Cut 14’ of 4.5, added 6’ of 8lb leader and a bead rig, BOOM three Dolly Varden in 15min on the Kenai River in Alaska. Just a touch more sag than the 3.5 but for up here, it will probably be my go-to level since I’m typically dealing with larger fish and don’t want to burn through line when it’s hot.