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.
If you like fishing high gradient, small mountain streams and creeks, the Rhodo is tailor-made for you. This is a very light and compact rod. It is a joy to fish with as it is so lightweight, it basically disappears and just becomes an extension of your arm. Very comfortable to fish with for long periods of time. The zoom function is nice as it is basically like having 3 rods in 1. You can fish it at a very compact 8’10” when the canopy closes in and the stream is overgrown, then on the fly, switch to a 9’9” or 10’6” length as the stream opens up and you have more room to cast. At any length, the Rhodo is a joy to cast. To sum it up in a few words, “light and sensitive” come to mind.
wonderfull, just all what i need and what i want, so now let's catch fish and the weather here beginning to be good!
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I purchased this rod after plenty of research and I could not be happier. I wish I discovered Tenkara and Tenkara USA earlier. I called prior to pulling the trigger and spoke with John who was a pleasure to work with. I found a local dealer that had the Rhodo in stock. This is a sweet rod that is perfect for small streams and for hiking. Two thumbs up for Tenkara USA.
My first cast brought a school of blue gills following my fly to the shore and the second cast brought in a nice 6”blue gill on the hook. Super lightweight and compact, easy set up, and easy casting. Being able to adjust the length makes it easy to work around limbs in and out of the water and avoiding snags. Looking forward to trying some of the smaller creeks here hunting for trout. It put a smile on my face from the first cast!
I just received my rod so have yet to use it !! From what I see I’m super excited exactly what was looking for!! Most creeks I fish in southeast Alaska are brushy making casting near impossible !! I can’t wait to see what I can do with the tenkara!!