Despite its beautiful flowers sometimes anglers find themselves losing flies to the overreaching branches of the rhododendron. Tenkara developed the Rhodo, a rod that can be fished short when things get tight, or longer when the stream opens up.
The Tenkara USA Rhodo is the lightest feeling tenkara rod made. With several years of design experience under their belts and feedback from users, Tenkara has achieved what they set out to do: give you a rod that is super light-weight, durable, versatile and feels very precise.
The Rhodo has two patent-pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths - 8'10", 9'9", and 10'6" (270, 297, or 320 cm). Since Tenkara USA began, people have been asking for a sub-9ft tenkara rod. They felt that a short rod could come in handy in some cases but for the most part anglers would miss the advantage that comes from fishing with a long tenkara rod. So, they developed a rod that could be the best of both worlds: short when you need it, long when you want it!
Keep Your Plug system (patent pending): After hearing that no one has ever been able to keep their tenkara rod plug for longer than a year, Tenkara decided to find a solution for you to never lose your plug again. They designed the “Keep Your Plug” system. Next time you go fishing, remove the plug from the top end of your rod and insert it into the hole at the bottom of your rod. The Rhodo will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
Action: We're phasing out the Tenkara rod index system. We have decided that we will make the best tenkara rods around and the flex of a tenkara rod is not a crucial aspect of selecting a tenkara rod. If you have been tenkara fishing for sometime and want a frame of reference, the Rhodo is a fast 6:4.
Weight: 2.1 oz (59.5 g)
Closed length: 21”(53.3 cm)
Open lengths: 8'10", 9'9", 10’6" (270/, 297, 320 cm)*
Handle length: 9”(22.9 cm)
* There may be slight discrepancies in the extended length of Tenkara rods
Introducing the best Tenkara Level Lines anywhere: very little memory right out of the spool, the right stiffness for casting, and most importantly very high visibility. This is the preferred line used by Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, leading tenkara authority in Japan, and is developed exclusively for Tenkara USA.
The smaller the number the lighter the line is. So, a 2.5 level line is lighter than the 4.5. What this translates to: The lighter the line the easier it is to keep off the water, but the more challenging it is to cast. The heavier lines will be easier to cast. Additionally, the heavier lines will pair better with the stiffer rods, so the 4.5 lines are recommended for the Yamame and Amago rods.
As for the color, it is slightly based on personal preference. The orange will typically be more visible in a higher range of conditions, but the orange will stand out better against warm "orange-like" backgrounds. Further, many people have had good experiences combining the two lines for increased visibility at all times. 20 meter (65ft) spools allow you to cut 4 or 5 lines out of one spool. For example, cut one that is 12ft long and one that is 18ft for larger waters, among others.Our tenkara level line was specifically formulated for tenkara and is available exclusively through Tenkara USA and its dealers.
These Ishigaki Kebari Flies are the Tenkara flies used by renowned tenkara angler, and leading authority on Tenkara in Japan, Dr. Hisao Ishigaki. For the last ten years, Dr. Ishigaki has used this one Tenkara fly pattern exclusively, and has continued catching as many fish as he ever did. The Ishigaki Kebari (Ishigaki fly) fully embodies the simple spirit of Tenkara fly fishing, where more emphasis is placed on the technique of the angler, not on the gear he uses.
Sold as size 12, three flies per set.
The Tenkara Line Holders are great for quickly winding the line at the end of the day, or for moving from one spot to another. While the Tenkara lines come with a small plastic spool, these spools are wider and thicker, which make it much easier and quicker to wind the line around it. The notches are excellent for holding flies. The foam core helps ensure your line dries off quickly and also make it easier to secure the ends of the line. The foam core may also be used to hold a few flies in hand. Made in Japan.
This ready to fish outfit includes:
- Tenkara Rhodo Telescoping Rod (8'10" to 10"6")
- Tenkara Level Line, 3.5 orange
- Tenkara Ishigaki Fly (Size 12, 3-Pack)
- Tenkara Line Holder
- The perfect no-frills, no-reel fly fishing outfit for any size of mountain stream
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