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  • RHODO™ <br>Triple-zoom 8’10”/ 9’9”/10’6”<br>
  • RHODO™ <br>Triple-zoom 8’10”/ 9’9”/10’6”<br>
  • RHODO™ <br>Triple-zoom 8’10”/ 9’9”/10’6”<br>
RHODO™
Triple-zoom 8’10”/ 9’9”/10’6”

$215.00

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Despite its beautiful flowers sometimes anglers find themselves losing flies to the overreaching branches of the rhododendron. We 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 we make. With several years of design experience under our belt and feedback from our users, we feel we have achieved what we set out to do: give you a rod that is super light-weight, durable, versatile and feels very precise. Plus, we wanted to design a rod that would make it easy to answer "which tenkara rod should I get?".

The Rhodo has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths - 8’10”/ 9’9”/10’6” = 270/297/320cm. Since we began Tenkara USA people have been asking for a sub-9ft tenkara rod. We 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, we 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): We're very excited about this very simple yet innovative feature. After hearing that no one has ever been able to keep their tenkara rod plug for longer than a year we decided we should find a solution for you to never lose your plug again. We 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.

SPECS:
Weight: 2.1 oz (59.5 g);
Closed length: 21”(53.3cm);
Open lengths: 8’10”/ 9’9”/10’6” (270/297/320cm)*;
Handle length: 9”(22.9cm);
Segments: 8
* There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods

 1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
U.S. & foreign patents pending
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  • Paul Gaskell says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Would have given it 6 out of 5 if it was an option :)
  • Terrific casting rod at all lengths; great tip recovery and no "wobble" after the stop has been made on each casting stroke. This is first and foremost a superb casting and fishing rod. THEN, you have got all the other patented features and the triple zoom functionality...Trip and product report here: http://www.discovertenkara.co.uk/exciting-new-tenkara-rods/
  • posted December 11, 2013
  • tvdavis says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Best Small Stream Rod to date
  • Location/type of places I fish: Intermountain West
  • This rod is the best small stream rod currently available. It is very light weight, well balanced, and aesthetically beautiful. The materials are excellent. The fit and finish are excellent. Although this rod is short it has a pleasing action and loads well with short level lines. If you are a fisher of "thin blue lines", then here it is, the king of small creek rods!
  • posted December 11, 2013
  • troutrageous1 says     5 out of 5 flies
  • My New Favorite Tenkara Rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: FL by way of PA
  • As a former 11' Iwana devotee, I have to say that in the few weeks I have fished the Rhodo, it has quickly become my favorite tenkara rod. Top quality finish, ultralight in hand, and the opportunity to fish at sub 11' lengths (which comes in handy in the small brushy streams I typically fished in Pennsylvania). I've always been partial to furled lines, but accurate level line casts are a breeze with a simple flick of the wrist.
  • posted December 17, 2013
  • Paul Gaskell says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Video featuring Rhodo in its natural habitat
  • Location/type of places I fish: freestone streams of all sizes
  • http://vimeo.com/discovertenkara/overgrown-stream
  • posted August 04, 2014
  • Viktor_1 says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Создано для ручьёв Кольского
  • Location/type of places I fish: Реки и ручьи Кольского полуострова
  • На всех размерах работает отлично, заброс лёгкий и точный. При вываживании рыбы оно играет с ней. Даже от маленькой форельки впечатления остаются незабываемые. Адреналин в зашкале.
  • posted September 29, 2014
  • Tordean says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Great rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Any where there are trout
  • Bought this rod for my 8 year old son as a means of introducing him to fly fishing and what a success it has been. My original thought was that the rod would grow with him but he has been able to use the rod at all lengths comfortably straight away.

    On a recent trip to Yellowstone he used the Rhodo at its shortest length to extract trout from over grown creeks and at full length on the mighty Yellowstone River. The rod is light enough for him to fish for several hours at a time without feeling his arm is tired. The length of the rod allows him to keep control of the flies at all lengths as well even when shallow wading.

    Having never fished a Tenkaracrod myself it has been a learning experience for both of us. Using a level line leader I am able to turn flies over easily but my son struggles at bit at times, especially casting into the wind, so we will be trying a furled leader next time out and keep working on his casting technique. There is no doubt though that this is a style of fishing that can be picked up very quickly by even young children.

    I am also amazed at the flexibility of the rod. On the Yellowstone River my son had a double hook up on a duo set up (10" Brookie and 12" mountain whitefish) which literally had the rod bent double. That experience and catching as many fish as I did that trip ( using a "conventional" rod & reel ) has created a new enthusiastic young fisherman. It just shows you don't need to cast long distances to catch fish on large rivers. A valuable lesson to learn at a young age.
  • posted August 26, 2015
  • Tordean says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Great rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Any where there are trout
  • Bought this rod for my 8 year old son as a means of introducing him to fly fishing and what a success it has been. My original thought was that the rod would grow with him but he has been able to use the rod at all lengths comfortably straight away.

    On a recent trip to Yellowstone he used the Rhodo at its shortest length to extract trout from over grown creeks and at full length on the mighty Yellowstone River. The rod is light enough for him to fish for several hours at a time without feeling his arm is tired. The length of the rod allows him to keep control of the flies at all lengths as well even when shallow wading.

    Having never fished a Tenkaracrod myself it has been a learning experience for both of us. Using a level line leader I am able to turn flies over easily but my son struggles at bit at times, especially casting into the wind, so we will be trying a furled leader next time out and keep working on his casting technique. There is no doubt though that this is a style of fishing that can be picked up very quickly by even young children.

    I am also amazed at the flexibility of the rod. On the Yellowstone River my son had a double hook up on a duo set up (10" Brookie and 12" mountain whitefish) which literally had the rod bent double. That experience and catching as many fish as I did that trip ( using a "conventional" rod & reel ) has created a new enthusiastic young fisherman. It just shows you don't need to cast long distances to catch fish on large rivers. A valuable lesson to learn at a young age.
  • posted August 26, 2015

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