AMAGO™ 13ft6in (410cm)
Named after one of Japan's most beautiful mountain stream trout, the Amago is our longest non-zoom rod at 13ft and 6inches long (410cm). Longer rods provide distinct advantages over shorter rods. Generally speaking, we recommend using the longest rod you can for the stream you are fishing.
Based on the request of several tenkara anglers this rod has a black finish. The handle was meticulously designed to provide good counterbalance to the long rod and for extra comfort on a long day of casting your delicate line and fly . The wider end of the handle serves two purposes: it provides a slightly better counter balance to the rod, and serves as a good grip for using the full length of the rod.
Length: 13ft 6in (410cm)
NOTE: Due to the telescopic nature of the rods, and the fact that we rounded the numbers to have a clean metric-to-English conversion, rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated.
Closed length: 21 1/8 inches (53.5cm) including cap
Number of segments: 10
Handle length: 11 inches (27.5cm)
Weight: 3.5oz (100grams)
Made in China with Japanese materials
People searching for the following terms usually buy this rod: amigo, euro nymphing, czech nymphing, heavy duty tenkara rod, big fish tenkara rod
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
This is a great rod for fishing everything from smaller streams to larger rivers and lakes. I love how compact it is, making it great for travel and storage. Once it is together though, it is sturdy and responsive. Despite how light weight it feels, it is sturdy and has wonderful sensitivity.
I’m fairly new to fly fishing and picked up an Amago Tenkara rod to teach my son how to cast and get him into fishing.
I wasn’t sure if I myself was going to like it or not but I’d give it an honest try.
On the day I received my package, I drove down to a nearby blue gill pond to test it and quickly discovered the beauty of Tenkara style fishing.
Within two minutes of putting my car in park, I was catching fish. Within thirty minutes I had caught seven fish. On this particular pond that’s pretty amazing.
I have no other Tenkara rods to compare the Amago with so mostly I’m speaking about Tenkara in general. I will update this review after getting more rods in my quiver.
I can speak about the fit and finish which is excellent. You won’t find a better looking rod in this price range.
It’s pretty light weight for a “Big Fish” rod and still gives a fun bend for smaller panfish. I fill confident going after any warm water fish in our lakes and rivers with this tool.
If you’re fishing warm water and want to tryout Tenkara, you can’t go wrong with this rod. I had originally bought this for my son but it was so much fun, I’ve claimed it for my own. Guess I’ll have to by another one.
I began Tenkara fishing this year on somewhat of a lark. I hoped to be able to simplify my gear to the point that I could easily just pull off the road at any number of good fishing spots after work and wet a quick line. My first rod was the Sato, and it has proven a solid and reliable partner on a variety of Colorado’s mountain streams. I recently decided to try my hand at casting for some bigger fish and I purchased the Amago. It has more reach and a very solid feel. Coupled with a longer furled line and larger flies, I’m now casting for bass with a Tenkara setup on the neighborhood lakes. The Amago affords me some needed versatility in a compact and easy to carry setup. Nice!!
Great rod. Very beefy compared to others, hence the big fish part of it. Between this and the SATO I don't need anything else.
When I bought this rod, I was looking for a big fish trout rod I could try to break against 18+ inch rainbows in the nearby tail water. Seriously I bought it with the intention of seeing it snap when fighting a big fish. I wanted to test the limits on the size of fish that this could net. I even special ordered a replacement tip section for the inevitable day it’d happen.
And here I am, a whole season later and no broken rod. This thing has exceeded absolutely every single test I’ve put it through and then some. I’ve caught 20 inch trout, bedding bass and even a few carp on this rod and it’s been a flawless fighter.
The fly shop owner recommended I don’t put more than 4x tippet on it, which I do normally use, but I’ve used it up to 2x and everything held up fine.
I can euro nymph 2-3 fly tandems very well with it and a slow sinking line. The added length vs a euro nymph specific rod is especially helpful as well.
Longer lines cast nicely with the length of the rod helping dampen some of the power for a decently delicate dry fly presentation.
I like it the most with level line but it’s worked well for me with just about any line I throw with it.