RHODO™ 8'10"/9'9"/10'6" (adjustable)
Walking down the bank, you notice a trout hanging in the current. It's oblivious to your presence. You rig your tenkara rod, look up and realize the stream is choked with overhanging limbs. You extend the rod, but in this case you don't extend it all the way, just to the first setting under 9ft in length. You cast and catch the fish.
For these situations we developed the Rhodo™, a rod that can be fished short when things get tight, or longer when the stream opens up.
The Tenkara USA Rhodo is the lightest feeling tenkara rod we make. With several years of design experience under our belt and feedback from our users, we feel we have achieved what we set out to do: give you a rod that is super light-weight, durable, versatile and feels very precise. We wanted to design a rod that would make it easy to answer "which tenkara rod should I get if I mostly fish very small streams?”
The Rhodo has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths 8'10" / 9'9" / 10'6"= 270/297/320cm. Since we began Tenkara USA people have been asking for a sub-9ft tenkara rod. We felt that a short rod could come in handy in some cases but for the most part anglers would miss the advantage that comes from fishing with a long tenkara rod. So, we developed a rod that could be the best of both worlds: short when you need it, long when you want it!
Keep your Plug™ (patent pending): We're very excited about this very simple yet innovative feature. After hearing that no one has ever been able to keep their tenkara rod plug for longer than a year we decided we should find a solution for you to never lose your plug again: the Keep your plug system. Tenkara USA's rods are the only rods in the market with this feature. Next time you go fishing, remove the plug from the top end of your rod and insert it into the hole at the bottom of your rod. The Rhodo will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
Weight: 2.1 oz (59.5 g)
Closed length: 21" (53.3cm)
Open lengths: 8'10" / 9'9" / 10'6"= 270/297/320cm*
Handle length: 9" (22.9cm)
* There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods*
People searching for Sierra, White Cloud, Mini, and short tenkara rod often buy this rod.
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
U.S. & foreign patents pending.
Awesome rod for fishing mountain streams. I've probly caught around 60 fish with it so far in only 4 lunch break hikes. Easy to get used to if you've done any euro nymphing. Definitely would be wary to try to land a large trout on it as it has a lot of bend. But that makes it feels super fun when catching small to medium size native trout. Would definitely recommend and will be doing a youtube video with it.
RHODO™ 8'10"/9'9"/10'6" (adjustable)
LOVE the Rhodo! I caught a small mouth bass in the Kern as my first fish and first cast on the Rhodo! Gonna buy the Sato next.
The Rhodo is the perfect rod for it's chosen use. I have a small creek close to the house that has a lot of tree cover and varies in width. Over about an 800 yard section I fish I use all three adjustable lengths of this rod. Probably 75% of my casts are bow and arrow casts due to the tree canopy. I absolutely love the feel of this rod and the action in all three lenghts.
Works really well for small, steep mountain streams. The action doesn't feel as nice when not fully extended, but, the shorter lengths are really useful for casting in tight spots or fishing really close in on small features. Fit, finish, performance are all excellent. Its a small thing but the hole in the end of the rod to keep the tip plug is really useful. Once I started to figure out how to fish the flies I was blown away by how many trout I could catch in a small stretch of water. If you pair this rod with a couple of different length/weight lines you can fish a variety of wilderness fishing settings well. I probably caught 100 trout on this last week!