HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
The Hane™ is a super compact all-around tenkara rod that will quickly become your favorite adventure rod. Measuring just under 15 inches when collapsed, but extending to 10ft 10in (330cm), the Hane fits nicely inside a small day pack, making this a superb tenkara rod for backpacking, bikefishing and other adventures.
Whether you are targeting trout in a mountain stream, or bass in an urban pond, the Hane will work well. It's a rod that can tag along in a variety of conditions without compromising durability. The Hane is also a popular rod for kids.
We decided to make this rod white, a unique color in our lineup. The idea was to have a rod that will blend in well with open skies above. A black rod does a good job blending in with canopy, but its movement tends to stand out when fishing ponds and open meadow streams. The thin and less visible tip sections of the rod are matte black.
Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g);
Closed length:15" (38cm)
Open lengths: 10'10" (330cm)*
Handle length:8" (20.5cm)
*There may be slight discrepancies in the extended length of tenkara rods
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HANE™ 10ft10in (330cm)
I have only just started my journey into Tenkara, but after some front yard practice and switching from a tapered line to a furled line (11') I began to understand the mechanics of the cast. It's really far more intuitive than anticipated. I can't speak to things like flex, speed, action, etc, as I have no basis for comparison nor do I fully understand what those terms describe. I look forward to developing my skills and being able to fish as much as possible! This rod is super compact and convenient to take with me everywhere. The Hane and the Line Keeper have become part of my EDC pack. For a beginner price point, I feel as if I got a great deal and a rod that will be able to accompany me as I grow and discover new skills as a Tenkara angler. As far as what I catch most often: I didn't see an option for bushes, willows, or trees, but I will put what size and type of fish I am hoping to catch, as I haven't caught anything yet. (Massive spring runoff in my area)
The features that interested me about the Hane were that it was stiffer than traditional Tenkara and that it was compact. I had in my mind fishing some warm water ponds nearby my home and didn't want to risk one of my more flexible Tenkaras.
First off, the rod is beautiful. White may turn people off but it didn't turn the fish off today when I was fishing with it. It is more of an off white with a little bit of what I would call pearl in it. The rod is made well. From the finish to the threads on the seat cap everything feels solid and quality made. The storage tube looks sharp as well and the bag doesn't look 'China cheap.' Not a bunch of strings hanging off and the fit was nice. The lillian came pre-knoted.
The Hane is considerably faster/stiffer than the more traditional Zen Tenkara Suzame (awesome rod) that I have fished with. This fast action made it perfect for the panfish and bass I was catching today. I brought in a nice medium sized bass with no problem. The stiff action also threw my #10 and #12 bead heads (brass and tungsten) right where I cast them. It also cast my unweighted wet fly nicely, albeit with a plop. The fish didn't seem to mind. I landed about 20 crappie, bass and bluegill my first time out with the rod. I was the only one catching fish. There was a fly-rod and several spinning reels but the Tenkara was the only one making the grade today!
When I was done I collapsed the rod, rolled up the line in my keeper, stuck the rod in my chest pack and walked out. The simplicity was awesome.
I am very pleased with this rod. I'll be eyeing Tenkara USA for some future purchases.
I especially enjoy fishing with my grandchildren and they are getting quite adept with tenkara mostly for panfish but are happy with anything they catch.
Waiting to use my new tenkara equipment after the holidays.