12.5' High-level all-rounder Tenkara Rod Gamakatsu Gensuirai-380 made of 99.4% High Modulus Graphite Carbon.
This is a brand new Green Phantom 3.8 m. Tenkara rod, extra-light weight, 3.0oz / 85g, easy to carry, folded length just 22in / 55cm, collapsed size daypack is also small enough to fit comfortably. 9 telescopic sections extends from a closed length of 22in to 12.7ft. Important element in Tenkara "casting" model was developed with an emphasis on. The tapered line with the level line, tone can be achieved as planned casting. Designed for the ultimate high performance line pull control. The repulsive force increased by adopting a carbon rod with high resilience, freedom can also casting light lines are difficult to control. Using the original pole with sticky carbon communicate to ensure a sense of tension applied to the tapered rod and line in heavy line level, allowing the casting to a higher place than difficult. Pike is a long line of tubular good operability. Natural drift of the stable fly. Cork grip fit nicely in the hand.
This rod has been designed and produced by Gamakatsu using their latest technology includes standard weight High Density Graphite Carbon fiber, an epoxy resin and Tubular pike.
Line weight = (kg) from the butt rod length to the center of gravity × (cm).
Tenkara Rod is designed to use without a reel, just line and fly.
Last section has strong braid Lillian string connected to the tip with a little metal sleeve, designed as extremely small swivel, which allows the Lillian rotate by 360 degrees without line twist.
This string greatly enhances the sensitivity of the pole for detecting slightest strikes.
Line can be attached to Lillian string with a single overhand loop on the connector
99.4% HVF-density carbon
9 Telescopic Sections
Extended length: 12.7ft / 3.8 m
Folded length: 22in / 55cm
Cork Grip length: 12.6in / 315cm
Weight:3.0oz / 85g
Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
Max Diameter: 12.2mm
Line weight: 6.7 lbs
Line leader: 0.8 ~ 1.5
5:5 Ultra Light Action
Screw Butt Cap.
Soft Cotton Rod Bag.
Rod plug protector with fluting in the rubber.
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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.
Tenkara rods could be comparable to most ultra-light 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 Ultra Light, Soft 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.
'UL' - Ultra Light - 5:5 indicates 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 and can hold smaller fish up to 1kg, but landing a larger fish will be more challenging using this rod.
The Level Line rods (5:5) are full flex rods with the hollow (stiffer) tip section. The combination of slightly stiffer rod and the stiffer tip make casting a light level line just as accurate as casting a heavier line on a stiffer rod with solid tip like Level/Tapered Line. Even with light line much easier to get tight loop casts with 5:5 rods.
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.
Light Action Tenkara rods can be used to catch almost all fish, especially they are great for
Bass fishing and
Trout fishing with a dry fly on a streams,
Sunfish fishing on a ponds,
Pike fishing on a rivers.
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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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.