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Tenkara USA Tippet 5X.

Tippet (5X)

$7.55
Description

Tippet is the thin clear fishing line that goes between your main tenkara line (which is necessary for casting) and your fly. We carry standard fly-fishing tippet, which can be used for tenkara and fly-fishing in general


How much tippet should be used for tenkara?
In tenkara, we typically add 4 feet (1.2 meters) of tippet to the end of our main tenkara line. But, anywhere from 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) is acceptable. The shorter length tippet is handy in smaller and tighter streams. When you cut tippet off you can keep using it even if it is a bit on the short side like 3 feet. Something like 5feet (1.7m) can be handy in places with very clear and calmer water to give additional distance between the line and the fly. 


What diameter / strength tippet?
5X, which is equivalent to roughly 5lb (2.5kg) in test strength is the recommended rating of tippet for tenkara. This allows you to break off the tippet if caught in deep snags or high trees, with a lower chance of breaking the rod. We currently only carry 5X tippet, which is what we use. 4X tippet can be used if specifically targeting larger fish. We do not recommend using tippet stronger than 4x (roughly 6lbs /3KG) as anything stronger is very difficult to break off with the rod if needed. And, due to the great presentation tenkara allows, we do not believe thinner tippet (<5x) is necessary.

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Tippet (5X)

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Chris Goins (Round Rock, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Larger streams or rivers
Creeks and streams

Great product

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MT Frank (Bozeman, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Smaller size fish (say 8-12" / 20-30cm), Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Backpacking and remote waters
Perfect for fast mountain streams

The 5x tippet of Tenkara USA is of high quality; it is strong, flexes well, and is abrasion resistant. I like the fact that you only need to carry the 5x tippet for your Tenkara fishing, and the small size of the spool is perfect for the minimalist approach. Highly recommended.

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Laura Hamm (Blacksburg, 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

Small creeks in the Appalachian mountains

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Lee Matthews (Gainesville, 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

Great product and service.

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chuck aoki (Los Angeles, US)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams

6ft spin rod small panther Martin 2lb line is my setup.

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