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The Tenkara USA Sato rod is named after Mr. Ernest Satow, an avid mountaineer who was the first person to make a written record of tenkara. The Sato is a compact and lightweight tenkara rod. At its shorter length it is perfect for tighter streams, and at its full length it will be ideal when the stream opens up again or when you find a bigger pool to cast your fly.
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 Sato has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths - 108/ 1110/129 (330/360/390cm). The average length for a tenkara rod is 12ft long, we like to recommend rods that are closer to 13ft, yet many people are intimidated by such long lengths for rods intended for smaller streams. So, we felt a rod with the 3 most common lengths would be an easy choice: short to ease you into tenkara, long to give you a taste of the advantages presented by a long tenkara rod.
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 Sato will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
SPECS: Weight: 2.6 oz (73.7 g); Closed length: 22 3/4"(57.78cm); Open lengths: 108/ 1110/129 (330/360/390cm)*; Handle length:10 ½(26.7cm); Segments: 9
* 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
Location/type of places I fish: France - everywhere there is water I need to have a wet line in!
I absolutely wanted to testify about how serious and compliant the tenkarausa shop is.
I asked my mother to buy a Sato kit for my birthday. It arrived without the rod. Was a postier in the know, who steal it, or whatever... My mother was almost crying because I would not have it on time. And she has no money to buy another one.
BUT Tenkarausa deals it more than I could expect, sending immediately a second rod, at NO COST! I've had it for my Christmas.
FOR THIS, A HUGE PAIR OF THUMBS UP!!!!
Now for the rod : It works more than fine. I'm new to this, but thanks to the videos on the website, I could make my first casts on a pond, not really expecting to catch anything. But guess what? I caught some fish... So, yes, I love that company, and I love those products just the same.
Waiting to come in Colorado to see you guys and say thank you in person!
posted December 29, 2016
almars44 says 5 out of 5 flies
A decent rod that didn't match the description or the current stats
Location/type of places I fish: Mountain streams of Utah