Tenkara USA® – the Original tenkara brand in the US

America’s Most Trout-friendly Companies

Tenkara USA is incredibly honored to have been named one of America's Most Trout Friend Companies by Trout Unlimited. 1% of every purchase of a Tenkara USA product is donated to organizations that protect trout habitat.


Fostering a passion for fly-fishing, and backing it up by supporting organizations that help care for trout habitat is a part of who we are. Tenkara USA is proud to support the good work of environmental organizations such as Trout Unlimited and to have a positive impact on the waters we all love to fish.

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More Trout Stewards

The simplicity of tenkara has allowed thousands of people to take up fly-fishing in the last few years. Tenkara is trout friendly because it makes it easy for more people to fall in love with trout.

Daniel Galhardo shows a trout to tenkara girls in BoulderMany people have told us they were intimidated by the complexities of fly-fishing, and tenkara showed them an easy way in. Tenkara has introduced many people to fly-fishing, but most importantly ensured people see fly-fishing as an activity they can do anytime, and even alongside other activities. And, as we all know, when people fly-fish, they start caring for trout.

1% for the Planet

Tenkara USA has been a 1% for the Planet member since its inception. Every year we donate 1% of our revenues to environmental organizations that protect trout habitat.

one-percent-logoOur membership with 1% for the Planet is our commitment to support environmental organizations that look after the waters we fish. This is our set-on-stone commitment to donate money from our sales, 1% of our total revenues, to support the sport you love. Whether we are profitable or not, you can be sure that the more people buy a Tenkara USA rod, the more money is sent to organizations that help keep the waters you fish clean.