Tenkara Rod Reviews

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Tenkara Kit
Gary Strawn (Santee, 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
I use my Tenkara rod mostly while backpacking. Its perfect for small mounyain streams

The kit had every thing I need in a small handy pouch.

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Tenkara USA Rod Cases
Jonathan Newman (Argyle, 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, Mountain streams
Creeks for trout is my favoeite

Good tube exactly as advertised

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AMAGO™ 13ft6in (410cm)
Scott Schill (Enterprise, 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, Stillwater
I fish larger rivers and still water with my Amago and smaller mountain streams with my Rhodo

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.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Mike Herman (Springfield, 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

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.

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
Philip Branton (Rio Vista, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
Small mountain streams, stillwater ponds, large rivers, large lakes, coastal areas

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.

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Tapered Tenkara Lines (furled)
nick raymond (Silver Spring, 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
small mountain streams

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.

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
Daniel Overvoll (Woodland Park, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers
Large rivers to small ponds

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.

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tenkara - the book
Bob Gough (New York, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater
Haven’t fished Tenkara yet

Excellent resource, well written, easy to understand. Placed my first order and looking forward to getting out there.

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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
John Passacantando (Athol, 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
Beaver ponds, small brook trout streams

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.

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
William Johnson (Fontana, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers
Small streams and rivers

Perfect rod for a variety of situations it's all you need to carry

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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
SFC (Ret) Rich P Wiegers USA
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, Backpacking and remote waters
Small streams and ponds

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.

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
Victor Grijalva (Dallas, 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
Streams

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!

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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
Clint Smith (Joplin, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
Edge of lakes , streams , rivers

Easy to handle, great for cycling and fishing, compact.

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
Ivan F (Woodstock, 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, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater
Rivers n Lakes

Sick rod. Versatile and well crafted 🎣

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
Glen Intermill (Bend, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers
Cascade streams

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

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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
Glen Walter (Augusta, 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, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
Ponds and streams

Great simple fun that’s always with me to catch fish any time the opportunity presents itself! Great quality and reasonable price!

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tenkara - the book
Mark Iglesias (Kimberton, 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
Never fished before, but am looking forward to fly fishing made simple!

Excellent resource! Looking forward to getting in the waters!!

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Tenkara Kit
William Johnson (Ladera Ranch, 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
Small streams and rivers

Everything you need

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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
William Johnson (Ladera Ranch, 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
Small streams and rivers

Perfect rod for the type of fishing I do

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Tenkara Rod Replacement Parts
kingfisher214 (Richmond, 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, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater

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 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, Larger streams or rivers

I appreciate the tapered line for it's casting ability as well as it's visibility.

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
Small mountain streams

I enjoy using my tenkara rods on small mountain streams. Life is good if you enjoy catching smaller trout with light gear.

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Tapered Tenkara Lines (Nylon)
Robert Pooley (Huddleston, 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, Stillwater
mountain streams and stillwater

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.

I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm), Very Large fish (>20" / 50cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater
Water

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.

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Tenkara Level Line
Matt Komatsu
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm), Very Large fish (>20" / 50cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater
Water

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.