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Tenkara Rods 8:2 (M) Medium Action

Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing, which uses only a rod, furled or level line, tippet and a fly. The joy of Tenkara fishing is the simplicity.
Akamachi-42-5007 - 420-500cm / 16.6ft
Hirame-M-3909 - 390cm / 13ft
Hirame-M-3608 - 360cm / 12ft
Shimano-Mainstream-ZE-40-45 - 400-450cm / 15ft
Nissin-Professional-Kawashi-M-3608 - 360cm / 12ft
Nissin-Professional-Kawashi-M-3207 - 320cm / 10.5ft
NISHIN-2706 - 270cm / 9ft
NISHIN-3006 - 300cm / 9ft
NISHIN-3307 - 330cm / 9ft
NISHIN-3607 - 360cm / 9ft
NISHIN-3908 - 390cm / 9ft
NISHIN-4209 - 420cm / 9ft
NISHIN-4509 - 450cm / 9ft
Tenkara Rod Action Compare chart
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  • 'UL' - Ultra Light - 5:5
  • 5 bottom sections are stiffer and 5 tip sections bend more easily. Rod feel more delicate when casting because of an extra flexibility, it is great for slower casting for smaller fish up to 1kg, but using this rod landing larger fish is more challenging.
  • 'L' - Light - 6:4
  • 6 bottom parts are stiffer and 4 tip sections more flexible. Rod is more sensitive and more precise when casting, it is great, slightly easier for larger fish up to 2 kg.
  • 'ML' - Medium Light - 7:3
  • 7 bottom sections are stiffer and 3 tip sections more flexible. Stiffer Rod, has more precise and more powerful when casting, it is great for a larger fish up to 3kg.
  • 'M' - Medium - 8:2
  • 8 bottom parts are stiffer and 2 tip sections more flexible. Rod is the stiffest and fastest, most powerful when casting it is for larger, up to 4 kg species.
Tenkara Rod Action Index Tenkara rods could be comparable to most medium rods used in cone pole fishing and in fly-fishing and are considered slow action, or soft action rods. Tenkara Action describes how many bottom sections are stiffer and how many tip sections are more flexible when pressure is put on the tip of the rod. It shows how much the rod can bend and how quickly it can return to its neutral position. The construction material and construction method of a rod affects the stiffness of the blank, the blank’s ability to react and therefore its action. Flexibility and Medium Action allows you to see the most delicate and sensitive fish bites. Power helps you actually fight the big fighter and land it much quicker that with other rods.
'M' - Medium - 8:2 means 8 bottom parts are stiffer and 2 tip sections more flexible. Rods are the stiffest and fastest or are pursuing larger fish and want the rod to help them land the big fish, up to 4 kg and bigger.
The rod action should be chosen based on the angler's favorite for a softer (Ultra Light - 5:5) or slightly stiffer (6:4 or 7:3) or the stiffest (Medium - 8:2) rod.
You can choose the length of the rod based on the places where you will fish. Longer length allows you to fish in a wide area of the stream, on the other side of the stream or allow you to reach a longer distance without changing the fishing spot. Longer rods will give you better leverage over the line and the fly and require smaller movement by angler to set the hook for effective striking. Using a longer rod will also give you a huge advantage when playing fish, keeping it away from snags.
    Medium Action Tenkara rods can be used to catch almost all fish, especially they are great for Largemouth Bass and Rainbow Trout with a dry fly on a streams or Walleye and Northern Pike fishing on a rivers or even big game fish like Striped Bass fishing on the beach from a shore or Salmon on a streams or rivers.

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13' Tenkara Rod Shimano-Mainstream-ZE-40-45

Factory Specifications:
  • Extended length: 15ft / 4.5 m
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Folded length: 3ft / 89.5cm
  • Cork Handle length: 12in / 30.5cm
  • Weight:3.2oz / 90 g.
  • Max Diameter: 11.3mm.
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm.

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    4.5m Medium Action Tenkara rod
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    16.6' 5m Multiflex Tenkara Rod AKAMACHI-42-5007

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% HVF-density carbon
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Multi-Flex system.
  • Extended length: 4.2 - 5.0 m
  • Folded length: 34.3in / 85.5cm
  • Cork Grip length: 11.8in / 355cm
  • Weight:3.5oz / 100g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 13.2mm

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    5m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $165.84

    13' Tenkara Rod Hirame-M-3909

    Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extens to: 13ft / 400cm
  • Collapced to: 1.9ft / 57cm
  • Cork Handle: 9in / 23cm
  • Weight: 3.8oz / 110g
  • Max Diameter: 15.8mm
  • Tip Diameter: 0.65mm

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    3.9m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $134.97

    12' Tenkara Rod Hirame-M-3608

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extens to: 12ft / 360cm
  • Collapced to: 1.9ft / 57cm
  • Cork Handle: 9in / 23cm
  • Weight: 3.1oz / 90g
  • Max Diameter: 13.9mm
  • Tip Diameter: 0.65mm

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    3.6m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $123.22

    12' Tenkara Rod Professional-Kawashi-M-3608

    Factory Specifications:
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.6 m
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Folded length: 1.9ft / 57cm
  • Cork Handle length: 10.5in / 26.5cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 85 g.
  • Max Diameter: 13.9mm.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.65mm.
  • Line# 0.8-1.2 (5.1-6.7Lbs)

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    3.6m Light Action Tenkara rod
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    10.5' Tenkara Rod Professional-Kawashi-3207

    Factory Specifications:
  • Nominal length: 3.2 m
  • Extended length: 10.5ft / 3.15 m
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Folded length: 1.9ft / 57cm
  • Cork Handle length: 10.5in / 26.5cm
  • Weight:2.45oz / 70 g.
  • Max Diameter: 12.1mm.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.65mm.
  • Line# 0.8-1.2 (5.1-6.7Lbs)

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    3.6m Light Action Tenkara rod
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    9' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-2706

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 270cm / 9ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 13.0mm.

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    2.7m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $79.90

    10' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-3006

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 300cm / 10ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 13.0mm.

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    3.0m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $84.70

    11' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-3307

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 330cm / 11ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 14.5mm.

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    3.3m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $89.60

    12' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-3607

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 360cm / 12ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 14.5mm.

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    3.6m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $96.40

    13' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-3908

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 390cm / 13ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 16.0mm.

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    3.9m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $99.80

    14' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-4209

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 420cm / 14ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 17.5mm.

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    4.2m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $104.30

    15' Medium Action Tenkara Rod NISHIN-4509

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% Graphite High Modulus HVS Carbon.
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 420cm / 14ft
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2ft
  • Cork Handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip Diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter Major: 17.5mm.

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    4.5m Medium Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $110.40( February Special: $100.40)

    How to land a fish.

    To land a small fish you just need simply raise the rod high to slide fish gently into landing net range. Catching big fish is always very challenging especially with the light tackle. Fighting the large fish is very enjoyable and requires a lot of patience and some knowledge. With a larger fish you will need to follow to a rhythm dictated by the fish, you must keep your rod low, at 45 degrees or less to avoid breaking tip or top sections. Lifting the tip straight up will just encourage the fish to fight harder and to start swimming off at high speed. Try to use sideways pressure, moved rod with the fish, follow the fish movements and kept the rod angle low. Getting the fish from the bottom into open water is a winning half of the battle and once you’ve moved it away from any danger areas, such as reeds ringing an island, you can just keep applying steady pressure until the fish tires. Be patient; just let the fish tire itself and wait until it comes up and takes a gulp of air and then gently slide it over your landing net.

    Take a good care of your rod.

    Never lift your catch, always play with the fish and use landing net to land it. Never raise your rod high with the large fish, keep your handle angle at about 45 degrees or less. Always extend and insert telescopic sections very gently, try do not extend them too forcibly, try to keep it off the ground to avoid dirt getting into the joints. Wipe it clean with a cloth before taking it down so you don't jam dirt into the joint, rinse rod with freshwater after using it in saltwater as soon as you can. Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
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    Tenkara Rod Case

    A major concept of the Tenkara rod case is keeping your rod clean, organized and protected, prevent scratching, making your trip safe and more pleasant. Case made of Carbon Graphite Fyber; it is very strong, compact and durable. You can fit most tenkara rods with folded length up to 27 in (67.5cm) and maximum diameter 1.24 inches (31mm). Case has plug on the top for easy access the rod and screw cap on the bottom.
    You can store your Tenkara rod without removing the line, tippet and flyes, leaving the line connected to the rod. Simply starting with the bottom section collapse your rod sections all the way to the top one, secure your line and fly with EZ keeper and slide the rod bottom down to the rod tube (which is the way it should always be done). Never place the tip of a rod into a tube first, always go bottom first. It is very useful for storing or when quickly transporting from spot to another spot and keep lines from getting tangled or items hooked. Protect your investment with a strong but lightweight Tenkara Rod Case.


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    Tenkara Rod Case
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    Tenkara Running Line.

    Fly lines have been developed to cast in perfect balance with Fly rods, Tenkara rods, Hera rods or Poles Whips - with power and precision - yet make very delicate presentations, and will work very well with every rod. The advantages of Running Fly lines are being supple for minimized drag and memory; they stretch to protect your rod and tippet, and do not absorb water for feather-like landing.

    Factory Specifications

    • Premium monofilament.
    • Diameter: 0.92mm (for 10LB)
    • Diameter: 1.02mm (for 15LB)
    • Length: 49.5ft / 15m.
    • Weight: 10LB. or 15LB.
    • Color: Fruit Green or Flu. Yellow.
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    Sale Price as low as $7.89
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    Tenkara Tippet.

    This clear Tippet Material system has a non-reflective finish that makes it nearly invisible under most light and water conditions. Clear is a good choice for all situations such as surface steelhead or saltwater flats fishing. It features many advantages in this class, high strength to diameter ratio, low coil memory, good knot strength and reliability. Coated for abrasion resistance, a great tippet available in 5X, 6X or 7X diameters. Tippet is the thinnest section of Fly fishing line system and will need replacing frequently.

      Factory Specifications

    • Premium monofilament.
    • Length: 165ft / 50 meters.
    • Color: Clear white
    • 5X: 0.006in/0.152mm, Wt:5lb/2.25kg, Hook:14-22
    • 6X: 0.005in/0.127mm, Wt:3.6lb/1.62kg, Hook:16-24
    • 7X: 0.004in/0.102mm, Wt:2.9lb/1.30kg, Hook:18-28
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    Tenkara tippet
    Sale Price as low as $4.44
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    Tenkara 6 Flies Set.

    A major concept of the fly is that the fly imitates some form of fish prey. Flies are usually chosen based on the pattern, size and color to represent all manner of potential freshwater and saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial insects, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, flesh, spawn, small reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc. Each situation is different, and we put together 6 different flies into the set so you can get yourself spending all day on the water with right flies to attract the fish you're trying to catch. All 6 flies are tied on chemically sharpened high quality hooks.
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    Sale Price as low as $5.60
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    3 Flies Set.

    A major concept of the fly is that the fly imitates some form of fish prey. Flies are usually chosen based on the pattern, size and color to represent all manner of potential freshwater and saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial insects, crustaceans, etc. All 3 flies look like insects with two eyes, made of deer hair with 3 different colors and special smells that makes it attractive for fish. Flies are tied on chemically sharpened high quality high carbon hooks size 2/0 with Nickel what make them rustless and ideal for saltwater or freshwater.
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    Sale Price as low as $5.11
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    Braided Loop Connector.

    Braided Loop Connector, a piece of braided monofilament line hollow braided tube at one end and looped on the other. Insert at least 30 mm of fly line into the braided loop connector. Slide retaining sleeve into position covering end of braid, ensuring that the sleeve is a tight fit secure. Grip sleeve and pull hard on the leader. You can secure it with a small section of heat shrink tubing over the connector to keep the line from sliding out. To remove leader, grip fly line and push retaining sleeve and leader from line.
    These are high strength, very handy, easy to use, work well, and the simplest, most convenient way to connect fly line and transparent leader. Great for attaching shooting tapers, lead heads, backing and leaders without avoiding the trouble of tying a new knot should you break your leader. Use the braided loop connector instead of making your own loop out of heavy monofilament line or heavy tippet material.
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    Braided Loop Connector
    Sale Price as low as $1.26
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    EZ Hook Line Keeper Set of 2.

    The major function of EZ Keeper is to secure your lures and assist hooks without damaging guides or cork handles. The folding design keeps it out of the way when not in use. The EZ keeper is very useful when you collapse your fishing pole rod for storing without removing your hook or when quickly transporting from spot to another spot and keep lines from getting tangled or items hooked.
    EZ Hook Line Keeper Click to see bigger picture

    Sale Price as low as $1.91
    • Comes with 4 Rubber O-rings to fit most blanks.
    • Easy to use, attaches quickly.
    • Adapts to any position on the rod.
    • Folds down out of the way when not in use.
    • Useful with a wide range of hooks sizes.
    • An easy way to maintain a rigged worm.
    • Keeps guides and reels from being damaged.
    • Works great as a line keeper.
    • Also good when on your boat.
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