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: 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.
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.
I fished my Amago for the first time this month up in the eastern Sierra mountains. Upper Owens,Hot Creek, to name a few of the body of waters I fished. After reading several reviews on the Amago I had a preconceived idea of how it would fish. Prior reviews had me to believe it was going to be to stiff and heavy after fishing a good part of the day. My conclusion after fishing the Amago is this is a well balanced rod that I had no complaints regarding weight and balance. I fished it 2 full 6 hour days and landed several good size fish and also smaller ones. The sensitivity was perfect for both size. I also fished an Ito two full days and will review this rod also.
I have used there amago in Colorado and even for warm water in Ohio it's a great rod for proper rivers when I need the reach out going for bigger fish it's the only rod I'm grabbing
If you need backbone and the ability to throw larger flies to bass, look no further. The Amago lets you do all of this and yet still lets you feel the fight. I have used it on lakes, ponds and even the Susquehanna river for both large mouth and small mouth bass and it has never let me down. If you are looking for a big fish rod the Amago will not disappoint.
I used this when I fish bigger lakes and streams/rivers like the Snake, Blue, Taylor rivers in Colorado. My brother-in-law caught a 20 inch rainbow with this rod the first time he ever fished with a Tenkara rod. Great rod for big fish, but sensitive enough to detect strikes from smaller fish.