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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9" ***Ships Approx Dec 14th***

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    The Sato is the rod we designed to make it easier to choose a tenkara rod, reducing the need to contemplate the question of "what tenkara rod should I get?"

    The Tenkara USA Sato™ is a compact and lightweight (2.9oz) adjustable tenkara rod that can be fished at 3 lengths: 10'8", 11'10", and 12'9" (3.25m - 3.9m). At its shorter length it is perfect for tighter streams, and at its full length it will be ideal when the stream opens up again or when you find a bigger pool to cast your fly. The Sato is named after Mr. Ernest Satow, an avid mountaineer who was the first person to make a written record of tenkara. 

    The Sato™ has two patent pending features:
    Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths - 10’8”/ 11’10”/12’9” (330/360/390cm). The average length for a tenkara rod is 12ft long, we like to recommend rods that are closer to 13ft, yet many people are intimidated by such long lengths for rods intended for smaller streams. So, we felt a rod with the 3 most common lengths would be an easy choice: short to ease you into tenkara, medium to give you a taste of the advantages presented by a long tenkara rod, and long to help you take full advantage to the tenkara method. 

    Keep your Plug™ system (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. We designed the “Keep your plug”™ system. 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 Sato™ will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.

    SPECS:
    Weight: 2.9 oz (82.2g);
    Closed length: 22 3/4"(57.78cm);
    Open lengths: 10’8”/ 11’10”/12’9” (330/360/390cm)*;
    Handle length:10 ½”(26.7cm);
    Segments: 9
    * There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods* 


    People searching for Teton, Mizuchi, Sati, Hellbender, Gamakatsu, and tenkara rods usually buy the Sato, the best-selling adjustable tenkara rod in the market, for the Sato's premium performance, and Tenkara USA's reputable customer service and Lifetime Guarantee.

    Learn the knots we recommend for tenkara 

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    1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
    U.S. & foreign patents pending

    Customer Reviews

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    D.F.
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Trout
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams
    small- to medium-size streams in the Sierra
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    C.C.
    Sato for Sierra backpacking
    Chuck, thanks for trusting our brand as you take our tenkara rods in your backpacking trips! We think the Sato is the best tenkara rod out there, and we are looking forward to see what other areas you go fishing with it.
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    C.L.
    Connected to Nature
    Christian, thank you for always being a great supporter of Tenkara USA, and for your kind words and feedback. We pride ourselves in providing great service, and great tenkara rods. Glad to see the tenkara rod getting some great use in Italy in your hands. - Daniel
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    C.M.
    Most used rod
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    C.G.
    SATO is my GOTO