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Tenkara Fly Fishing Rods and Kits

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Tenkara fly fishing is the epitome of Patagonia's mantra: Live Simply.



Tenkara is the Japanese method of fly-fishing, which removes complexities from the gear of angling and uses merely a rod, line, and fly.



Those who know more need less, but that does not mean that Tenkara Fly Fishing is only for experts. It is a simple and effective method for beginners or veteran anglers. Traditionally, Tenkara was characterized by long, lightweight (typically bamboo) rods allowing anglers to reach as far as needed without needing to develop reels to hold additional line for increased distance. That is why this method was developed and intended for fishing on high mountain streams where distance doesn't matter and light presentations are vital. However, you can fish tenkara rods in a wide variety of settings with success. All Tenkara rods are telescopic, meaning they are broken down to a very small size and are easily traveled with. About 6 years ago, Tenkara fly-fishing was popularized in the United States and since then it has proven to be a popular and effective method on Western Trout Streams. Below you will find specific information on the Tenkara Fly Rods & Kits we offer at the Caddis Fly Angling Shop:

8 Foot 6 Inch Tenkara Fly Rod:

This rod is well suited for small stream fishing, small anglers, or fishing anywhere where casting and fishing space is limited. This rod thrives in difficult fishing conditions, where overhead casting isn’t an option and lightly presenting (or dabbing) a fly into a small alpine stream pool is your only option if you wish to be successful. Due to its compactness, this is a faster action rod. This rod telescopes from 20” to 8’6” seamlessly and it comes with a spare tip. Check out the video below for specifics on set-up!

10 Foot 6 Inch Tenkara Fly Rod:

Great for fishing with nymphs, streamers, and big dry flies. This is a great all around fast-action Tenkara rod for fishing with a variety of tactics for trout. This rod telescopes down to 20.5” and comes with a spare tip.

11 Foot 6 Inch Tenkara Fly Rod:

A slower action Tenkara rod. This model is great for dry fly fishing and nymphing on wider rivers, lakes, and ponds. The longer rod length makes it great for covering water and the softer-action tip allows you impart lifelike motion to the fly and present it softly. This rod telescopes down to 20” making it incredibly easy to store and travel with. It also comes with a spare tip.

8 foot 6 Inch Tenkara Fly Fishing Kit:

This kit includes the 8 ft. 6 inch Tenkara fly rod, a box of one dozen soft hackle flies, a floating tenkara fly line, a 7.5’ 3X tapered leader, a quick step by step guide, and the book “Simple Fly Fishing.” This all-encompassing kit gives you everything you need to both effectively and efficiently learn the Tenkara fly-fishing style. The book “Simple Fly Fishing,” authored by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Matthews, and Mauro Mazzo, covers a variety of tenkara fishing tactics and offers simple explanations and easy-to-understand instructions to master the technique.

11 foot 6 Inch Tenkara Fly Fishing Kit:

This kit includes the 11 ft. 6 inch Tenkara fly rod, a box of one dozen soft hackle flies, a floating tenkara fly line, a 7.5’ 3X tapered leader, a quick step by step guide, and the book “Simple Fly Fishing.” This all-encompassing kit gives you everything you need to both effectively and efficiently learn the Tenkara fly-fishing style. The book “Simple Fly Fishing,” authored by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Matthews, and Mauro Mazzo, covers a variety of tenkara fishing tactics and offers simple explanations and easy-to-understand instructions to master the technique.

Check out the videos below for more information. There are also many other instructional Tenkara videos from Patagonia online, so don't hesitate to check them out!

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