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
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1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
With the Amago, I was looking for a rod that would give me a little more distance for lake fishing. This is the perfect rod for that but it’s definitely more of an arm workout over my Sato! Love it though!!
I absolutely love this Amago Tenkara rod. It is the second tenkara I own and I really enjoy the balanced feel it has. I was concerned about the length (13 1/2') but found that I was as easy to manage and handle as my shorter length tenkara rod. It did take a little while getting used to landing the fish, but after the second or third fish I found what worked best for me. I recommend this rod if you fish in larger/ wider streams and possibly for bigger size fish such as largemouth/ smallmouth bass.
I have one final comment about Tenkara USA, I broke the rod and contacted customer service. They immediately sent me a replacement free of charge. I emailed them on a Sunday afternoon around 4th of July and got a response within 20 minutes. I had the replacement piece in hand by July 8. I'm extremely happy with their customer service and the quality of the rods.
The rod holds up extremely well and I have landed some fairly large fish. The quality of the rod had me grateful for making the decision to go with TenkaraUSA. Later, when I broke my rod tip (was not paying attention), the customer service department was beyond awesome. If you are new to tenkara, or an established veteran, you would be well served to take your business to this company.
This rod has been my 'go-to' rod for lake fishing in eastern Boulder County ... I bought my first Amago 6 years ago fished every day (and sometimes 2-3 times per day) eventually I replace every single part of that original rod before it finally blew up for the last time. TenkaraUSA is my rod of choice because it's HQ is here in Boulder. however, I've stuck with them because of the phenomenal customer service and fast shipping. You just can't beat the ultra-light portability & minimalist attitude that is innate to Tenkara.
Love my Tenkara Rods. Now have two and fish in larger rivers and streams and some Stillwater for brown, rainbow, Brook trout and small mouth bass. Effective and efficient. 5* performance.