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Tapered Tenkara Line
Tenkara USA's 3rd generation traditional tenkara lines are an improvement over our original lines: they cast more easily, with more precision, better against wind, and do not tangle/coil when freed from a snag.

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$19.95

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Tenkara USA's 3rd generation traditional tenkara lines are an improvement over our original lines: they cast more easily, with more precision, better against wind, and do not tangle/coil when freed from a snag.

These have been developed to cast in perfect balance with tenkara rods - with power and precision - yet make the most delicate presentations you have ever seen. These lines are an improvement over our first offer of traditional tenkara lines, being easier to cast, easier to cast through breezes and yet easy to keep off the water. We believe we achieved the perfect line with this one.

Tenkara lines come with a transition loop on the thicker end, which will be girth-hitched to the tip of the tenkara rod. Tenkara USA lines are hand-woven by expert line-makers in the United States.

Length: 10ft. 6in or 13ft
Transition loop: Soft Spectra® braid, 80lbs
1% of the sale price of this line will go directly to conservation efforts

Price is per unit.  1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
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  • sprocketkraig says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Great line
  • Location/type of places I fish: Utah streams and lakes
  • So if you are fishing with a tenkara rod this is the one and only line that you need. it casts well and handles nice fish great. Plus it looks cool to.
  • posted May 09, 2012
  • vinceb says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Very fun to cast, really nice feeling
  • Location/type of places I fish: Sierra Nevada
  • This line is very suple and fun to cast. I'm just starting out and have primarily used my level line, but this is much more suple and lands very, very softly. While I'm a beginner (not a tenkara master), my gut tells me to recommend this when the water is much softer, i.e. a small, slow spring creek where even a slightly heavier level line might land with too much force. However, it also picks up some water which becomes a fine mist first cast, so stealthy over-land casting is optimal.
  • posted May 11, 2012
  • SamEureka says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Perfect turnover and amazing casts
  • Location/type of places I fish: Blue Ridge mountain streams in Virginia
  • Love these lines! I have tried other furled lines made from UNI thread and they do not even come close to the quality feel of these TenkaraUSA lines. I am new to Tenkara but with these lines I can get the tightest loops and pinpoint precision casts. These lines even slingshot cast under the Rhododendrons with grace. Now... if they would only make one in a twenty foot length!
  • posted May 11, 2012
  • aver25 says     4 out of 5 flies
  • Fast Learning Curve
  • Location/type of places I fish: Va/W.Va small Trout streams, & across the Intermountain West
  • The line doesn't tangle very much, and can be easier to untangle (it's simply twisted, not tangled) if necessary than a standard fly line and leader. My first time out I spent less time overall dealing with snags, and more time fishing.
  • posted April 26, 2012
  • pechelman says     4 out of 5 flies
  • Fantastic casting\visibility\floating qualities but less control for fishing kebari
  • Location/type of places I fish: rivers and streams
  • These leaders are fantastic.
    Wonderfully finished and furled.

    They cast wonderfully, turn over tippets\flies with ease, float high and straight, and are super easy to see.

    So why the 1 star penalty?

    This has NOTHING to do with this line in particular, but is just in reference to tapered\furled lines in general. With the extra weight right next to the tip, its very difficult to get a good action on the kebari. The majority of the work done by the rod tip is to move the fatter section of this leader rather than being able to effectively pulse the end of the leader like you can with a level line.

    Watch some of the videos posted on this website of the japanese masters doing this technique, and you will understand what I'm talking about.

    But, for fishing a drag free presentation, this line is fantastic. The end floats high and dry and makes an incredible indicator. Definitely have one of these in your bag!

    For length, I'd say to just get both. Sometimes on tighter rivers, 13'6" is just too long and then the 10' gets the call. Other times I have more room and can really effectively use the longer length.

    The complete lack of memory here is also amazing. Just unwrap it and its perfectly memory free. Really nice when coiling\uncoiling and fishing with a perfectly straight tip section on the leader.

    I wish Tenkara USA would offer another length option though on the longer side. I dont feel like shorter is really worth investigating as its then really not long enough to have a need or room for a taper.
  • posted April 26, 2012
  • statikpunk says     4 out of 5 flies
  • The best out there
  • Location/type of places I fish: Freestone streams and small mountain lakes
  • First let me say that I am a level line guy. I just prefer them. but if you have only used the original furled line offered you NEED to try this new furled line. it is heads and tails above the original offering from TenkaraUSA it cast and feels better and doesn't become a tangled mess when you have to snap off a fly. the difference is like night and day, but even after all that I still prefer level lines
  • posted April 28, 2012

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