Simple, quick, intuitive... Tenkara is the Japanese minimalist approach to fly fishing. It breaks the sport down to its essentials: a rod with some line attached and a fly.
The vast world of fly fishing gear can be intimidating to someone new to the sport. However, a newly spawned tenkara fly fisherman can just get out on the water and fish. Learning the method is as simple as the gear itself. We even have a book and magazines to guide you on your tenkara fly fishing journey.
Because you'll need a minimal amount of tenkara fly fishing gear, you may as well get the best you can afford. It will pay off in durability, reliability, and enjoyment.
Tenkara Fly Fishing at AvidMax
At AvidMax, we offer only the best tenkara gear and rods for sale. We want you to fall in love with the elegant simplicity of tenkara fishing.
Our Tenkara Suppliers include:
Tenkara Rod Company
Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO)
As a fully authorized dealer for each of these companies, you can rest assured that AvidMax stands behind each tenkara product we sell.
Tenkara Fly Fishing Basics:
Choose the longest rod that's practical for your favorite fishing spots. Twelve-foot telescoping rods are common since they collapse for easy traveling.
Line is available in two types: tapered and level. Tapered lines come in a fixed length while level lines are cut to length. It's best to try both and see which you prefer.
Tippet connects the line to your rod by way of a simple knot.
Without a reel, you'll need a method for managing your tenkara line when it's not in use. There are two options: rod ties and spools. Rod ties fit any diameter rod and don't create kinks in the line. Spools have notches for your fly and fit over your rod so you can carry them hands-free. Using several allows you to rig them in advance of your trip. The Tenkara USA Fly Line & Tippet Keeper holds 2 lines and features a fly storage compartment.
Kebari are the traditional Japanese tenkara flies, but you can also use any of your favorite flies.
To get started with tenkara fly fishing quickly, we offer complete kits that contain everything you'll need except the water.
Why Choose AvidMax for Your Tenkara Gear?
We're fly fishing experts and that includes tenkara fishing. If you're not sure that tenkara is right for you, give us a call at 1-866-454-5523. We'll happily answer all of your questions and offer suggestions on how to get started.
Our Low Price Guarantee means you won't pay extra for your new tenkara fly fishing gear, and we even offer free shipping for all orders over $25! We also stand behind everything we sell, because we want you to be as happy with your gear as we are.