Tenkara Fly Fishing Rods
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:
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.
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!