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Complete Starter Package: SATO™️ Rod + Kit + Book

$324.00
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Description

A complete tenkara starter pack including the best-selling tenkara rod on the market. The adjustable SATO™ can be fished at 10’8”, 11’10”, or 12’9”. Rod includes a case and woven sock. The starter kit comes with a Keeper™, 11'6" Nylon Tapered Line, 3 tenkara flies, a spool of tippet, forceps and nippers. Also includesTenkara - The Book, a complete guide to tenkara fishing, and a high-performance Tenkara USA trucker hat with a dark bill that keeps reflection away from your eyes. Everything you need to get started with tenkara, except for a fishing license and water.

Specs

Spec: 10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

Adjustable: Yes

Weight: 2.9 ounces

Closed Length: 22.75 inches

Open Length: 10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

Handle Length: 10.5 inches

Segments: 9

Finish: Gloss Boack w/Red Bands

Best Use:

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

Supporting our Planet

Tenkara USA® is the only Japanese fly fishing rod company committed to donating at least 1% of its sales to organizations that care for fish habitat.For every tenkara rod sold by Tenkara USA®, an average of $14 goes toward benefiting trout habitat.

Your Tenkara USA rod has a lifetime warranty.

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Get in touch with us at any time.

Complete Starter Package: SATO™️ Rod + Kit + Book

$324.00

Meet the SATO™

All-Around Performance

Fan favorite for a reason

A lightweight, adjustable-length rod packed with functionality? It's no wonder the SATO™ has been our best selling rod for over a decade.

The original quiver-killer

Triple-zoom construction makes the SATO™ fishable at 330cm, 360cm and 390cm. If you're going to find the one rod that goes everywhere with you, look no further.

Keep your Plug™

No more lost plugs! With our patent-pending feature, simply remove the plug from the top end of your rod and insert it into the hole at the bottom for safekeeping.

A nod to our past

The Sato is named after Mr. Ernest Satow, an avid mountaineer who was the first person to make a written record of tenkara. 

Triple-zoom

The SATO™ can be fished at three different lengths (330/360/390cm), giving you options for just about any situation you encounter.

Keep your Plug™

The rod is finished with a 10.5" high-quality cork handle that features an integrated system for storing your plug while in use.

What makes this rod special?

The SATO was developed to handle it all—from headwaters to main branches of rivers—without needing to reach for a specialty rod. Since it's introduction in 2013, it has become that "one rod" to anglers around the world.

THE SATO™

Testimonials

Let satisfied tenkara anglers speak for us.

Timothy Minier

“Bought my Sato two years ago off this website and absolutely love the rod. It works very well with nice action. The products I bought with the rod are also high quality. I definitely recommend.”



Trey Davis 

“I am new to Tenkara, and the Sato is my first rod. I like it WAY better than western fly fishing. I love the three zoom positions. Tenkara allows true drag free presentations.”



Need help choosing a rod?

 

Best Use

Adjustable

Spec

Weight

Open Length

Closed Length

Handle Length

Segments

Finish

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

Yes

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

2.9 ounces

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

22.75 inches

10.5 inches

9

Gloss Boack w/Red Bands

- Travel/Compact

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

No

10.8 ft

3.5 ounces

10.8 ft

15 inches

8 Inches

12

White

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

Yes

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

2.9 ounces

10.7/11.8/12.7 ft

22.75 inches

10.5 inches

9

Gloss Boack w/Red Bands

- Budget Friendly

- Trout 20" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

No

12 ft

2.7 ounces

12 ft

20.5 inches

11 inches

9

Gloss Carbon w/Brown Bands

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

– Small-Med Water

Yes

8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

2.1 ounces

8.9/9.8/10.5 ft

21 Inches

9 inches

8

Gloss Black w/Green Bands

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

No

13.5 ft

3.5 ounces

13.5 ft

20.5 inches

11 inches

10

Gloss Black w/Blue Bands

- Big Fish

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- Med-Large Water

Yes

13/14.6 ft

4.1 ounces

13/14.6 ft

25.8 inches

12 inches

9

Matte Black with dark blue sections

- Jack Of All Trades

- Trout 20+" Or Less

- Most Fish Species

- All Water

Yes

10.6/12.2/13.6 ft

3.4 ounces

10.6/12.2/13.6 ft

22.5 inches

12 inches

9

Gloss Graphite w/Red Brown Bands

- Backpacking

- Trout 18" Or Less

- Smaller or Pan

- Small-Med Water

No

9.8 ft

2 ounces

9.8 ft

14.5 inches

Integral Handle

10

Blue

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Customer Reviews

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Paul (Tonawanda, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Trout, Other species
I like using my tenkara rod in: Very small streams, Mountain streams, Stillwater
Ponds on my property, streams in North Carolina , Idaho and wyoming

I’m turning 75 this year and first saw guys fishing the Tin Cup river in Idaho with tenkara rods . I was fascinated with the grace and simplicity of this style of fishing. Finally decided to give it a try. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed not to mention giving me an excuse to travel to fantastic trout waters in the US

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Eric P (Avon, 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
small streams

I love the SATO!

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Patrick Bankert (Sellersville, US)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams, Stillwater, Backpacking and remote waters

All the water is frozen over where I live, but I’m excited to try the new rod when temperatures permit

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Aron Brown (Bedford, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Medium size fish (12-16" / 30-40cm), Larger size fish (16-20" / 40-50cm)
I like using my tenkara rod in: Larger streams or rivers

Still under the tree for christmas

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Thomas of SC (Easley, US)
I like using my tenkara gear to catch: Trout
I like using my tenkara rod in: Mountain streams
Mountain streams

Honestly I purchased this as my first Tenkara rod. I am brand new to this type fishing. But ordering, shipping and quality of product have all been excellent so far. But more importantly the information you provide to getting started Tenkara fishing is absolutely superb. I hope to be able to get out after the first of the year.

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