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.
I love my Amago for open water and larger fish. It has a great feel for the fight but it’s deceptively tough. I recently broke a Tenkara pole my brother in law loaned me attempting to land a large fish at Coffee Pot Rapids in Idaho. I replaced it with the Amago from Tenkara USA, which I should’ve used in the first place.
Just fished a local stream by the dam and the Amago performed very well. I have used the Sato for most of this year and the Amago was able to place the flies very nicely on the water. The extra length was great. Love my tenkara USA rods!
I took a chance and decided to go big or go home. I bought this rod knowing next to nothing about Tenkara. After a few days I found my rhythm. I am very pleased with this. Very calming, very intimate way of fishing. And one of my biggest concerns was answered last night. Could this rod handle a bigger fish? It absolutely can. Hooked a 16 inch rainbow that really put up a fight and was a blast landing him with this rod. Will absolutely be diving deeper into Tenkara especially with what this company has to offer.
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.