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Tenkara USA Rod Rhodo.
Tenkara USA Rod Rhodo.
Tenkara USA Rod Rhodo.
Tenkara USA Rod Rhodo.
Tenkara USA.
Tenkara USA.

RHODO™ 8'10"/9'9"/10'6" (adjustable)

$250.00
Description

Description:
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.


SPECS:
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)
Segments: 8

* 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.


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U.S. & foreign patents pending.

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?”

Specs

Spec: 8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

Adjustable: Yes

Weight: 2.1 ounces

Closed Length: 21 Inches

Open Length: 8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

Handle Length: 9 inches

Segments: 8

Finish: Gloss Black w/Green Bands

Best Use:

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

- Small-Med Water

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RHODO™ 8'10"/9'9"/10'6" (adjustable)

Meet the RHODO™

Small Stream Versatility

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At home in the brush

Short when you need it, long when you want it—the RHODO™ is our effort to provide the perfect small-stream rod.

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Ultra-light construction

At just 2.1 ounces in weight, and 21" when collapsed, the RHODO™ effortlessly disappears in your daypack.

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Effortless to cast

The rod's lightweight construction enables controlled and precise targeting in all three configurations.

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No more lost plugs

With our proprietary Keep your Plug™ functionality, your rod plug is neatly & securely tucked away during use.

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Triple-Zoom

The RHODO™ can be fished at three different lengths (270/297/320cm), giving you options for just about any situation you encounter.

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Keep your Plug™

The rod is finished with a 9" high-quality cork handle that features an integrated system for storing your plug while in use.

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What makes this rod special?

The RHODO™ has earned its place in many angler's quiver as the perfect tool for handling small streams.

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Testimonials

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us.

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Maria B.

“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.”

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Greg A

“Great service as always from Tenkara USA. I was adding to my Tenkara USA collection (Rhodo), having already been delighted with my Sato and Ito. They are all brilliant quality rods and Tenkara USA have always provided a first class service whenever I have made any enquiries.”

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Best Use

Spec

Adjustable

Weight

Closed Length

Open Length

Handle Length

Segments

Finish

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

– Small-Med Water

8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

Yes

2.1 ounces

21 Inches

8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

9 inches

8

Gloss Black w/Green Bands

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

Yes

2.9 ounces

22.75 inches

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

10.5 inches

9

Gloss Boack w/Red Bands

- Travel/Compact

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

10.8 ft

No

3.5 ounces

15 inches

10.8 ft

8 Inches

12

White

- Budget Friendly

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

12 ft

No

2.7 ounces

20.5 inches

12 ft

11 inches

9

Gloss Carbon w/Brown Bands

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

13/14.6 ft

Yes

4.1 ounces

25.8 inches

13/14.6 ft

12 inches

9

Matte Black with dark blue sections

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

13.5 ft

No

3.5 ounces

20.5 inches

13.5 ft

11 inches

10

Gloss Black w/Blue Bands

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

10.6/12.2/13.6 ft

Yes

3.4 ounces

22.5 inches

10.6/12.2/13.6 ft

12 inches

9

Gloss Graphite w/Red Brown Bands

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

- Small-Med Water

9.8 ft

No

2 ounces

14.5 inches

9.8 ft

Integral Handle

10

Blue

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Customer Reviews

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Barbara Hendrickson (Minneapolis, 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
Light weight. Well crafted.

The fly rod was the best choice for me!

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Daniel Drake (Townsend, 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

Nice rod. works well in my environment

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Lloyd Williams (Hollywood, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams
Mountain streams

Great rod, well made.

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Evan D (Asheville, 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, Backpacking and remote waters
This rod thrives as an EDC in-vehicle, or in a pack hiking up creeks hunting native Brookies.

I wasn't sure it would be worth the $, but I couldn't have been more wrong. I've used a cheap $50 tenkara rod for the past few years, and finally decided to pull the trigger. After the first cast with the Rhodo, I was sold and I'll never go back. It is such a better experience. From the general experience and quality, to control, feel, and accuracy - this rod is simply amazing. Incredible craftsmanship. It's a pleasure to fish with! Can't wait to get back out there with it, and at 2oz.. I can carry it with me everywhere I go. Cheers team, this thing rocks!

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Rick D (Tacoma, 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, Stillwater
Mountain streams and mid sized rivers

The Rhodo rod looks great. I have not fished it yet but had a chance to practice casting with a 11’ leader and it casted perfectly at 8’10” and 9’9”. Seems to need a longer leader at 10’6”. Otherwise, very nice rod, bag and tube.

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