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what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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what tenkara rod should i get

Posted on: 2013/7/6 18:48
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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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Good question.

There's a lot cheaper Tenkara rods out there than $250.

Maybe this will help....

http://www.tenkarausa.com/blog/?p=2600

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I own a Tenkara USA 12 foot "Iwana". I paid less than $200 with it all set up to fish including their furled 10 1/2 foot leader.

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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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Thank you both

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I have a Tenkarausa Yamame and really enjoy it as well!

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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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I also have a TenkaraUSA Ebisu rod! I like the pine handle! I believe this has been discontinued. Great rod though.

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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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Not that a cane pole isn't, functionally, the same thing but people are gonna balk that its not true tenkahda and thus they can't wear their leet ninja tabis.

So here's a $23 solution from Amazon.

And you still have $227 to buy a real rod with.

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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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Look here for inspiration: http://www.tenkarabum.com/tenkara-rods.html Depending on how you want to fish it can be worth getting a more special purpose rod. My preference is for the minimalist no cork grip rods (to each his own.)

My general purpose rod is the Suikei 39 (soft). It zooms from 10'5" to almost 13'. I've landed multiple 20" bass on 6x tippet with that rod (on a size 18 gnat) It's stiff enough to fish weighted nymphs, supple enough to make casting a dry pretty fun. I fish it fully extended much of the time. 13' is more manageable than you might think.

My first rod was the Kitoyaki 27. It's 9'9". For mountain brookies it's a great choice. For waters wear you need a bit more reach to be stealthy it is a poor choice. Also longer -> stronger with Tenkara rods. The length absorbs, distributes the load.

My most recent purchase was the Nissin SP450. It's 14'9", and weighs less than 2 ounces. It casts a dry fly with such grace you start to think you might know what you are doing. The reach is great. I've even fished a rather wooded trout stream with it. The length gives leverage too... handled a 14" rainbow with little drama, despite bending almost in half.

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More context: I like Tenkara because it works in the situations I like and most often get to fish. I like ultralight gear. Fitting a range of gear in a backpack is handy too. My daughter (3.5) and my wife have been using the Kitoyaki 27 to catch sunnies (like a cane pole.) The lack of reel is a bonus in that situation.

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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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$250 seems so expensive for such a simple rod! I bought a fountainhead head rod for like $55 here and it seems to cash just fine. I ended up deciding I don't really like it (it's not as fun to cast as a traditional fly rod, and I can't fish small wooded streams, line is a pain to manage), but that's beside the point. At your price range you could buy several different fountainhead rods if you decide to get into it. I'm planning to let my kid brothers use mine to catch sunnies.

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Re: what tenkara rod should i get for $250.00

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No need to spend $250, but you can if you want to. Like others said...Tenkara Bum has some really nice stuff, but for some decent priced rods, TenkaraUSA Iwana is hard to beat. My all time favorite rod was the Diawa Sagiri.....if you can find one on Ebay....grab it

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