Tenkara Rod Reviews

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Takayama™ Kebari (size 16, 3 flies)
Aaron (Westminster, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams
Small mountain creeks.

These flies are perfect for the little trout I’m catching on my local creeks. The fish don’t get too big, and I’ve had the greatest success with this little fly. I keep a pretty good stock of them.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Jeff Smith (Sussex, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters

honestly, the best customer service experience in years, well done

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Gary Moore (Meridian, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers

I have owned my Tenkara for about 10 years and love fishing with it when conditions are right (low winds). Recently broke 2nd section landing 14” Brown. Called for repair and service was excellent. Shipped a 3 section replacement within several days and now ready to fish. I am very impressed with this rod and service.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Joey Forehand (South Lake Tahoe, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams
Small creeks

Customer service is top notch!

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Tenkara Kit
Adam Wilson (Libby, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters

Alpine Lakes & Streams

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Trucker Hat
Dave Howard (Anchorage, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm), Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater

Trucker Hat

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Tapered Tenkara Lines (Nylon)
Kenny Philibert (Bossier City, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Stillwater
Open water for bluegill

The tapered tenkara nylon line lays out really smooth. I have caught many nice bluegill bream already.

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12 Tenkara Flies in Box
Simeon Grater (Carbondale, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams
Small streams and lakes

Sato rod is well-made, easy to use, customer support is superb. I am very happy with all Tenkara USA products.

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The Keeper™
Leonard Lump (Phoenix, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams
Small streams

I cannot say enough about how easy and great the purchase experience is with buying all things Tenkara on this site. However, the best thing is the quality of the product and the overall attention to detail.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Bill Hartman (Ukiah, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
Small rivers & streams

The folks at Tenkara treated me like gold. I busted the last 4 segments of my Amago and they replaced them with no hassle.

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AMAGO™ 13ft6in (410cm)
Jeffry Gottfried (Seattle, US)

I love the simplicity and challenges of tenkara fishing. I have been fishing tenkara for as long as Tenkara USA has been in existence. As soon as I read a post about tenkara/tenkara usa , phoned Daniel Galhardo and told him about my work with Educational Recreational Adventures teaching outdoor skills and ecology to kids. He graciously offered to equip us with our first 10 rods (his prototypes) for $6.00 each). We were launched into the tenkara fishing guiding and teaching world! For approximately 10 years, Sam Vanderbeek and I taught upwards of 100 kids to fish tenkara through workshops, outings and camps. When their parents saw the kind of success their children, as young as 7 years old, we’re experiencing, they hired us to teach them. During this same time period, I traveled to Japan with a Japanese sister and law and fish with Yoshikazu Fujioka and learned so much from him. I became an “Authorized Tenkara Guide” through Tenkara USA, after having fished with Daniel and Dr Ishigoki in Boulder Cr at the Tenkara Summit.

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IWANA™ 12ft (360cm)
Justin Wheeler (Fort Drum, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
Mountain Streams

I had zero experience with fly fishing or Tenkara and I was able to pick it up and catch trout in no time!

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Tapered Tenkara Lines (Nylon)
Lewis Delin (Addison, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater

Tapered Tenkara Lines (Nylon)

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Tenkara Level Line
Jonathan Stahnke (Colorado Springs, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
Municipal Lakes and gold medal rivers

I have not tried a mono Filament casting line yet. I’ve used various furled lines. Wow! I was making “line-off-water” casts and great distances without having to force it. This is a must have for anyone who is interested in Tenkara style casting!

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The Keeper™
Scott Wechsung (Riverside, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams

The Keeper™

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Tenkara Kit
Simeon Grater (Carbondale, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams
Lakes and small streams

Beautifully made, well- designed and superb customer service.

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Tapered Tenkara Lines (furled)
Joshua Harris (Glastonbury, US)
Love these lines

These traditional lines are the only ones that I will fish with. Great value and quality.

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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
Brandon Beers (Chapel Hill, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters

HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)

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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
Joseph Charboneau (Irvine, US)
eastern sierra cali

only used once so far with success bluegill 3

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12 Tenkara Flies in Box
Dave Runkle (Carlisle, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams

wild brook trout streams in Pa

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
nick raymond (Silver Spring, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams

small mountain streams

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12 Tenkara Flies in Box
Connie Antler (Cary, US)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams
Streams and creeks

I am having a lot of fun!. Tenkara USA Customer service is excellent! Thank you for all the support.

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Tenkara Level Line
Brett Bartlett (Sandy, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
fish solo

feel like a samurai... so light and easy to carry, never be without a rod again.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Jeff Hertz (York, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams
Mountain streams

Tenkara makes fishing the mountain streams very easy.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Guy Trombley (Portland, US)

You apparently no longer make the replacement tip I needed and ended up ordering the red thread to reattached to the broken tip. Your shipping costs were three times the cost of the thread and you could have just shipped it via USPS in a normal envelope for less than a dollar. I am disappointed I can not get this rod functioning properly again.