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Tenkara

  • SHOP RODS

    Shop for our full lineup of tenkara rods

  • SHOP LINES

    Tenkara lines: tapered lines, level lines and line holders

  • SHOP FLIES

    Browse the four fly patterns we offer, our fly-tying DVD and more

Getting Started

We know that even with a simple way of fly-fishing the decision making process can still be daunting. We tell you, all you need is a rod, line and fly, but, which rod, which line, and which fly? You can find all information you want about tenkara equipment throughout the site, or easily get started below.

A COMPLETE STARTER PACK (rod, line, and fly, of course!)
Rhodo Starter Pack
RHODO STARTER PACK (Rhodo tenkara rod, 1 spool of level line 4.5, 1 tapered line 11ft, line holder and 1 set of 3 flies)
  • It features our best-selling adjustable tenkara rod, the Rhodo
  • Comes with lines, line holder and a FREE set of flies
  • All you need in addition if completely new to fly-fishing is a spool of tippet, and a set of forceps/nippers
$264.85
TENKARA RODS (pick a rod a-la-carte)
RHODO (adjustable 8'10"/9'9"/10'6") Rhodo-tenkara-rod
  • Adjustable tenkara rod = versatility
  • Can be fished short if intimidated by the length of longer tenkara rods
$215
IWANA (12ft) Iwana tenkara rod
  • Great value
  • Simple, fixed 12ft length
  • A classic
$157
TENKARA LINES We normally recommend you get one tapered and as spool of 4.5 level line. You can start with either one, here are the differences. Either will work fine.
Level Line (4.5 Orange) Tenkara Level Line
  • Cut to desired length
  • Make 4 or 5 lines from one spool
  • Cut or join together as needed
$19.95
spool of 65ft
Tapered Line (11ft) Tenkara tapered line
  • Easiest to cast
  • Super quick to setup with a girth hitch
  • Simpler
$19.95
for one line
TENKARA FLIES The coolest thing about tenkara is that it tells us any fly will work. And, we believe in that. You can get any one pattern to start. Here's one that we like.
Ishigaki kebari
$7.50
set of 3

Tenkara Fly-tying Kits

Fly-tying is also pretty simple. We have put together two tenkara fly-tying kit options with all that you need to tie tenkara flies and nothing you don't. The kits have enough hooks to tie 50 flies and will pay for themselves very quickly compared to purchasing flies.

tenkara fly-tying kit, basicBasic Kit, $95

Great beginner vise, spring-action clamp style, requires no adjustment for hook size. Imported.

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Fly Tying kit, upgradedUpgraded Kit, $145

High-end pedestal-style vise, non-rotary. Made by Peak Fishing, in Loveland, Colorado.

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