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#10898590 - 06/05/15 08:49 PM Tenkara. Rods.
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1219
Loc: Denton
I have been fly fishing since 1982. I have sort of fallen in love with some of the aspects of Tenkara. I have watched several videos and read several articles on the topic.

My question. Is anyone using a less cost brand than that of Tenkara USA? If so, would you please share the brand of your Tenkara rod, experience with and whether your expectations were met by purchasing a non - Tenkara USA product.

I'm not here to bash Tenkara USA, I'm simply thinking there are other brands, different lengths, and designs which I might be attracted to.

Jeff

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#10899162 - 06/06/15 09:07 AM Re: Tenkara. Rods. [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Bass_Bustin_Texan Online   content
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 23444
Loc: Longview
I have the TFO 10'6" and love it! We got some furled line and man o man, it is nice!! I caught my PB on it a month ago...it was about 17" long....it jumped out of my hands before pics and measurements. Most beautiful trout ever....salmon colored.

I have used it for bream at first..testing it out. I started with the Floro lines, but didn't like the coil factor.

We got out line at Cutthroat Leaders.

I did try out the Tenkara USA that would extend to 2 lengths. It was nice too. That could come in handy. I first was introduced it at the Fly Fishing Texas event at Athens. After that little class, I knew I needed one.

I wanna use it for long poling crappie and bream around cypress trees.
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#10900937 - 06/07/15 11:07 AM Re: Tenkara. Rods. [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
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I appreciate your comments BBT.

I have more research to do. I'm thinking of opting for a shorter model at this point. An 8 footer. I know most videos advocate making a 20', 12' and 8' foot line and most of those rods are in the 10' + range. My thought at the moment is that a shorter rod would require an alteration of the line lengths: like 16', 10', and 6'. Rough guesses at this point.

I expect primarily to use it for sunfish and the odd trip to smaller trout stream.

Again thank you and good luck on your upcoming Galveston trip!

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#10902308 - 06/08/15 06:19 AM Re: Tenkara. Rods. [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Bass_Bustin_Texan Online   content
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Loc: Longview
My rod is 10"6". My leader line is 11'6" plus the leader on the end (2-3'). Total - 14' You want a few feet longer than the rod. Not too much though.
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#10903054 - 06/08/15 11:36 AM Re: Tenkara. Rods. [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 7333
Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
I have the Tenkara USA Rhodo and a TFO Soft Hackle in the 10' 6" version.
They have both proven to be excellent rods.

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#10909416 - 06/10/15 05:39 PM Re: Tenkara. Rods. [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Fitz® Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8365
Loc: Feeding Time
I have never thought about getting one, but after watching some videos on the net, I can see that it would be fun on some of the creeks I fish
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