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SATO™ 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"

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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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    Ara Dedekian (Yarmouth, US)
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Trout
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters
    Haven’t used it yet

    10+++ satisfaction dealing with Tenkara

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    Robert C.
    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, Larger streams or rivers, Backpacking and remote waters
    ...my favorite trout waters in Michigan, Wisconsin and Montana

    There are a lot of reasons for tenkara. I think one of the the coolest is backpacking. If I ever make my Pacific Coast Trail hike a reality, I'm sure to bring my Sato Tekara rod. Light weight and effective in many situations. See a good spot and be ready to fish in seconds. What's not to love?

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    Dawna J. Beane (Winterport, US)
    I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm)
    I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Larger streams or rivers

    will not be able to use it till next spring.....looking forward to learning

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    David Gross (Verdon, 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
    Mountain rivers, creeks, streams, stocked city ponds, and farm ponds.

    Tenkara is a very fun alternative method of fly fishing. It does have it's downsides, the lighter rods are not good for larger fish, and level line is frustrating in even the lightest wind or breeze.

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    Alan Perkins (Glens Falls, 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
    Upstate New York

    Just got it, to cold to use. I'm not going out to a snowy landscape. I'd probably break my leg.