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Tenkara USA® – the Original tenkara brand in the US

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.

Sato™ tenkara rod + kit (adjustable 10'8"/11'10"/12'9") Sato Adjustable tenkara rod
  • Adjustable tenkara rod = versatility
  • Includes all you need to fly-fish
Hane™, the Tenkara USA® adventure rod (10'10") Hane tenkara rod
  • Great value
  • Collapses to 15 inches
  • Capable of landing a variety of fish
RHODO (adjustable 8'10"/9'9"/10'6") Rhodo-tenkara-rod
  • Adjustable tenkara rod = versatility
  • Can be fished short when you need it, or long when you want it.
IWANA (12ft) Iwana tenkara rod
  • Great value
  • Simple, fixed 12ft length
  • A classic
TENKARA LINES Our most popular lines
Level Line (3.5 Orange) Tenkara Level Line
  • Cut to desired length
  • Make 4 or 5 lines from one spool
  • Cut or join together as needed
spool of 65ft
Tapered Line (11ft) Tenkara tapered line
  • Easiest to cast
  • Super quick to setup with a girth hitch
  • Simpler
for one line
TENKARA FLIES At Tenkara USA® we offer a small selection of very effective tenkara flies, or kebari
Ishigaki kebari
set of 3
Tenkara flies in a box (12 flies) Tenkara fly box with 12 tenkara flies
  • The full Tenkara USA® collection
  • 3 of each of the flies we offer
  • Very effective fly patterns in variety of conditions
for 12 flies and box

Ultra portable tenkara rod Hane 15 inches


the book

Now in its third printing! Order here
After years of learning tenkara directly from the masters, Daniel's much anticipated book is finally shipping! At 216 pages, this book will show you all you need to tenkara, and the stories in its pages will take you along Daniel's journey of learning tenkara.



In tenkara–the book, Tenkara USA founder Daniel Galhardo shows just how simple fly-fishing can be. This book is a complete guide to the techniques, gear, history and philosophy of tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing. It is also a manifesto on fly-fishing simplicity.
An angler picking up a tenkara rod for the first time will find this book’s concepts well laid out and intuitive. The experienced angler will appreciate the simpler approach to fly-fishing and the advanced techniques shared in the book.
tenkara – the book was designed to be interactive and take advantage of all the resources we have created over the years. Throughout the book, readers will find QR (quick read) codes that will give access to the videos, podcast episodes and other complementary information to the chapters at hand.

Watch a short video about tenkara – the book

Order now, $24