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  • YAMAME™ <br>12ft (360cm)<br>
  • YAMAME™ <br>12ft (360cm)<br>
  • YAMAME™ <br>12ft (360cm)<br>
YAMAME™
12ft (360cm)
The Yamame is named after one of the most prevalent fish in the mountain streams of Japan. It is a rod with a lot of power, and the rod with most backbone we currently offer.

$139.00

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The Yamame is named after one of the most prevalent fish in the mountain streams of Japan. It is a rod with a lot of power, and the rod with most backbone we currently offer.
This rod is ideal for consistently landing good sized fish, yet it has enough tip action and sensitivity that even small fish feel great with it. If you frequently catch larger fish (>16"), this is the rod we recommend. Since less of the rod flexes when casting, casting feels very precise.

These rods have a subdued matte finish. We took most of the gloss out of these rods to reduce any glare and their visibility to fish in places with more tree cover.

Open Length: 12ft (360cm)
NOTE: Due to the telescopic nature of the rods, and the fact that we rounded the numbers to have a clean metric-to-English conversion, rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated.
Closed length: 21 1/4inches (54cm) including cap
Segments: 9
Handle length:10.5 inches (26.7cm)
Weight: 3.6 oz (102grams)
Finish:matte


Made in China with Japanese materials
 1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
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  • TimHarris says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Perfect for small river, larger trout
  • Location/type of places I fish: Pacific Northwest rivers/streams
  • I had been using my 11' Iwana on mountain streams and rivers but wasn't too sure about it handling fish up to 20" in a small lowland river so I got the Yamame. This rod is perfect for the water I'm fishing and I've landed many trout in the 12-14" range now, a few in the 15-16" range and had one 18+" fish on which I lost trying to net. The rod has enough backbone to handle these bigger fish which seem to be some of the stronger trout around thanks to the heavy currents of the river. Can't wait to try the rod on a spring creek where the fish can get really big.
  • posted July 08, 2013
  • 630 2099360 says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Great All Around Rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Northeast/Midwest USA, Streams, Ponds, Lakes
  • I've taken out the Yamame (my first Tenkara rod) out twice now and caught fish on both occasions. The rod has handled very small to small fish no problem, I haven't been lucky enough to hook anything larger yet.I was very intrigued by Tekara so I decided to give it a try and have been very happy with my experience. It is much easier to fall into my "fishing zen" than any other method I have used. I would recommend this rod to a first time Tenkara user as a good all around rod.
  • posted April 18, 2012
  • mtnbyker78 says     5 out of 5 flies
  • This rod (and fishing style) beats all!
  • Location/type of places I fish: Virginia and Oregon
  • When I bought into this system in 2011, it was on a whim. It didn't take long for me to become a believer. I regularly fish streams in my home in VA to catch bait fish for catfishing. Nothing beats it. I also do quite a bit of trout fishing with it.

    On a week long trip to eastern Oregon, I brought along this rod and a pile of flies. My other hikers had been doing this trip for 20 years and laughed when I showed them how I planned to outfish them. It didn't take long to shut them up. The native brookies were no match for this rod. By the weeks end, I had caught 8 times as many fish as they had caught. It earned me the nickname, "Flyrod."

    Everyone who stumbles across me slaying fish in streams, rivers and lakes always wants to know what I'm using. I gladly tell them about Tenkara USA. I'm quick to show them the Tenkara system and why and how it is so great.

    I've landed a 1.5" bluegill (landed?!? HA!) up to an 18" rainbow trout with this thing. I've been hesistant to take it small mouth fishing, but I'm thinking its up for the task.

    This rod is simply, great. Looking forward to many years of fishing and introducing my son to it as soon as he's old enough.
  • posted July 15, 2014
  • adventureR says     5 out of 5 flies
  • My Favorite Tenkara Rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Rivers, streams, & lakes, in the shade where the sunlight reflects off the water onto the overhanging foliage.
  • My favorite fishing rod. It's stout and can toss heavier flies and at the same time is very precise with size 20 hooked flies. And keeps the fish from running under cover. It's a tough fishing tool from a two foot channel catfish to tiny minnows.
  • posted April 28, 2012
  • Thomis says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Still great for smaller streams with big fish
  • Location/type of places I fish: Wisconsin- smaller rivers and streams
  • I am a small stream/ river fisherman, and I own both Iwana rods. I wanted something with a little more backbone for some bass and panfish fishing, so I ordered a Yamame.
    I took it out on a small river where I knew there was fat brown trout. It had delicate enough casts with smaller flies, but it was able to cast big ones too. We hooked into some phat fish, and it was still a battle. Overall, it's nice to have something a bit stronger and I can't wait to take it to the bass pond.
  • posted May 01, 2012
  • Jason Klass says     5 out of 5 flies
  • The "Big Fish" Tenkara Rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Streams and lakes in Colorado
  • If you're looking for a tenkara rod that can handle big fish and big flies, this is it. The Yamame has all the backbone needed to tame large trout, bass, and even light saltwater fish. The 7:3 action allows it to throw weighted or bulky flies and easily cuts through the wind. While it's overkill for most of my trout fishing, I have used it for bass fishing and would be the rod I recommend whenever you need a little more muscle.
  • posted May 01, 2012
  • Tainha says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Great Mullet rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Astuiras, Spain / Saltwater: Estuaries and Rias
  • I am a saltwater fisherman. I fish in estuaries and Rias. My favorite is the sea mullet. I use a Yamame rod. It is an excellent rod for this purpose. Your casting has power and precision. The feeling when you have caught a fish is indescribable. Highly recommended for its quality and performance. The only drawback is its length. Please, when manufactured in 14 feet let me know. Thank you.
  • posted May 04, 2012
  • Tainha says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Great mullet rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Asturias, SPAIN / Saltwater: Estuarios and Inlets
  • I am a saltwater fisherman. That fish in estuaries and inlets. My favorite is the mullet with dry flies and nymphs. I can use a bar Yamame. Is a rod excellent for this purpose. It has power and precision. The feeling when you have caught a fish is indescribable. Highly recommended for its quality and performance. The only drawback is its length. Please, when manufactured in 14 feet, let me know. Thank you. Sorry for my poor English.
  • posted May 04, 2012
  • wasatchsurf says     5 out of 5 flies
  • fun rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: all trout
  • I have used this from everything from 6" brook trout to a 22" brown. I enjoy the length and even with the stiff backbone it still is delicate enough for smaller fish. I think the olive finish of the rod is very attractive.
  • posted May 08, 2012
  • sprocketkraig says     5 out of 5 flies
  • small stream madness
  • Location/type of places I fish: UTAH, any river any time,high lakes
  • So i have had this Tenkara rod for 1 year now and have fished it in rivers and lakes from Utah to Montana and love the thing, it plays small fish well and have put 20" fish to the net. One of the best things is i can go backpaking with it all ready to catch fish and not even tell its in the pack. Love the rod and think all fly fisherman should have one.
  • posted May 09, 2012

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