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  • AMAGO™<br> 13ft6in (410cm)<br>CASE INCLUDED
  • AMAGO™<br> 13ft6in (410cm)<br>CASE INCLUDED
  • AMAGO™<br> 13ft6in (410cm)<br>CASE INCLUDED
  • AMAGO™<br> 13ft6in (410cm)<br>CASE INCLUDED
13ft6in (410cm)
Named after one of Japan's most beautiful mountain stream trout, the Amago is our longest non-zoom rod at 13ft and 6inches long (410cm). Longer rods provide distinct advantages over shorter rods. Generally speaking, we recommend using the longest rod you can for the stream you are fishing.


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Named after one of Japan's most beautiful mountain stream trout, the Amago is our longest non-zoom rod at 13ft and 6inches long (410cm). Longer rods provide distinct advantages over shorter rods. Generally speaking, we recommend using the longest rod you can for the stream you are fishing.

Based on the request of several tenkara anglers this rod has a black finish. The handle was meticulously designed to provide good counterbalance to the long rod and for extra comfort on a long day of casting your delicate line and fly . The wider end of the handle serves two purposes: it provides a slightly better counter balance to the rod, and serves as a good grip for using the full length of the rod.

Length: 13ft 6in (410cm)
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 1/8 inches (53.5cm) including cap
Number of segments: 10
Handle length: 11 inches (27.5cm)
Weight: 3.5oz (100grams)
Finish: Black

Made in China with Japanese materials

 1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts. "6"
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  • jd_smith says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Something bigger in mind
  • Location/type of places I fish: Northern and Central California, Southern Oregon, Sierra Nevada, or where ever I end up next to water.
  • If bigger fish and/or bigger water is what your headed for, the Amago is a good rod to choose. At 13'6" and a 6:4 flex rating, the Amago is going to give you the extra reach to drift pockets and runs that are out of reach for the other shorter rods. Unlike the Ito which is the other long rod from TenkaraUSA (one I wouldn't classify as a big fish rod), the Amago has the backbone to tame the biggest fish that a tenkara rod can effectively handle. However it still has a soft tip to protect light tippets and that the average 10"er will still put a decent bend into it. The Amago was designed with traditional tenkara techniques in mind, but it also excels at European Nymphing techniques as well. This is a very versatile rod for your larger and more open areas.
  • posted May 05, 2012
  • Simone says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Beautiful rod!!
  • Location/type of places I fish: Piemonte Italy Small Streams
  • I bought Amago rod for larger streams but I found out also a good rod for windy days.
    In addition to Traditional Tenkara Line High wind is possible to fish in gusty wind with precision and good presentation.
    I recommend it for beginners (as I am) because action 6:4 is really helpful for casting..I'm experimenting french and czech nymphing....hope to be successful...
    Thank you Tenkara USA for this great fishing rod!
  • posted May 04, 2012
  • Mike Sevon says     5 out of 5 flies
  • The rod for challenging big fish
  • Location/type of places I fish: Eastern Sierra streams and Desert Lakes
  • I ordered this rod to fill the need for a rod that had backbone enough to handle the larger rainbow and brown trout on the Truckee River. I soon found myself using it on the Lahontan cutthroat trout of Pyramid Lake Nevada. With this rod I could fish two size 10 beadhead flys and a small indicator for the Lahontan cutts that cruise the shoreline in the spring. I was successful in landing cutts up to 23 inches and the rod did not disappoint. I highly recommend this rod if your targeting bigger fish.
  • posted May 01, 2012
  • goneflyfishing says     5 out of 5 flies
  • THE big fish and big river rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: Large Rivers, Tailwaters, Ponds
  • The Amago is the one rod that I would recommend to anybody who targets bigger fish and bigger water. Although it is rated at 6:4 which is same as the Ito, I would say it is definitively at the higher end of 6:4 closer to 7:3. It has the backbone to handle bigger and stronger fish (my best is 21" rainbow on 6x) as well as bigger flies (i.e. big nymphs, weighted flies, big wind resistant flies). The new version with the new handle is definitively an upgrade, the new handle is much more comfortable and promises less hand fatigue.
  • posted April 28, 2012
  • pechelman says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Tenkara's "biggest" rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: rivers and streams
  • Sure, this isnt the longest tenkara rod they make, but it's the one with the most backbone I've handled. (admittedly I've not handled a 7:3 yamame).

    I got this rod specifically for targeting some larger trout who are extremely picky on flies. Generally speaking, this means throwing tiny midges with some splitshot to get it down the 4-10' some of these holes are. The Amago has no trouble casting this.

    Out of all the tenkara rods I've tried, this is the one I feel like I could tie on a 30' section of #5 level line and throw out a solid cast without trouble. For comparison, the Ito starts becoming a bit cumbersome around ~20ft and the 12' Iwana I've had no trouble with up to 18' of #4.

    This is a big rod, for either big fish or larger flies\rigs.
  • posted April 26, 2012
  • camelcarlson says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Amago is my new amigo
  • Location/type of places I fish: Montana, medium to larged sized streams and alpine lakes
  • The Amago had allowed for me to present flies to fish that are otherwise impossible with traditional western fly rods. The control and casting precision is deadly with the Amago. Working as a Wilderness Ranger, no longer do I have the need to hump a couple pounds worth of western fly fishing gear up into the mountains- the amago is featherlight and packs down to an extermely managable size to backpack with through thick brush and up into beautiful alpine environments. I do utilize western fly patterns...sorry, not traditional tenkara fashion, but the Amago can handle large buggers and Hopper/Dropper combinations with great ease, all while keeping accuracy, presentation, and control in the forefront. My dog, Nugget, really likes the control aspect because no longer does she have to worry about getting her ears pierced by a wildly flying bug attached to my line. Thank you Tenkara USA for revolutionalizing my life with such an incredible, fun, and artisically crafted piece of gear!
  • posted April 26, 2012
  • albertyi says     5 out of 5 flies
  • My go-to nymphing rod
  • Location/type of places I fish: San Francisco Bay Area / Anywhere cold and clear
  • This rod has been my go-to nymphing rod since I've gotten it. Its stiffness will handle weighted nymphs, yet its suppleness will protect the tippet without any problems. The sensitivity you get with it can't be beat.
  • posted April 26, 2012
  • says     5 out of 5 flies
  • My Go To Rod -Large/Small Trout
  • Location/type of places I fish: Utah-Wasatch Front
  • I use the Amago on small streams as well are larger waters like the Green River below Flaming Gorge in UT. It performs outstandingly in both situations. I originally used it for small streams with smaller fish (6-14"). As I started landing larger fish (16-20") with no problem I began using my Amago rod in larger waters, going for larger fish. While the rod works fantastically in small pocket water to get the exact, light presentation I want, it also performs fantastically in fighting larger fish. It's length and backbone are a huge advantage. The length gives me the ability to direct and maneuver the fish into/out of currents/slower water much more effectively than my western rod. I have yet to lose a fish due to limitations in the rod or lack of a real. I have lost fish, but only from tippet breaking, hooks bending and generally only when I am too lazy to be patient or move with the fish. That isn't to say I haven't been seen running down the stream or along the bank with a 22" fish in fast water on. It makes for one exciting fight! I regularly land 20-24" fish on my Amago. And the smaller fish still feel exciting due to the sensitivity in the rod. You can't go wrong with this rod. If you go with only one Tenkara rod, this should be it. The only time I would want a different Tenkara rod is when I have a lot of low hanging foliage overhead where an 11' rod would perform better for casting access. The Amago has been my go to rod for 2 years now. (I believe I was one of, if not the first to purchase it online when it first came out).
  • posted April 26, 2012
  • booboy says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Six Months of Amago
  • Location/type of places I fish: Streams to Ponds, Trout to Bass
  • What a hoot! I've been at this for 55 or 60 years and while I still love angling discovering something as fresh as Tenkara has reenergized all of my fishing. When I first saw the .030 dia tip I was sure it would break on the first fish. Turns out I was bad wrong. The tip bends around kind of like a pretzel but nothing bad ever happens so after a while one doesn''t pay it any mind. For me the Amago with a 4.5 mono line and 3x tippet handles up to a #8 popper. A #6 is a stretch but castable.
  • posted April 21, 2012
  • pfabian53 says     5 out of 5 flies
  • Excellent first Tenkara Rod!
  • Location/type of places I fish: Eastern Connecticut Small Streams
  • The Amago is an amazing fishing tool. I have had my eye on a tenkara rod for monthes but being a grad student makes it hard to save up. After finally making the purchase I was so thrilled. The 13'6" length seemed like a bit too much in my head but in practice it is perfect! So useful for reaching across currents for dead stick nymphing and even presenting delicate dries. I am so happy with this product for its durability and for all the work that Tenkara USA has done to revolutionize fishing!
  • posted April 18, 2012

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