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Tenkara rod NISHIN-3908 13ft medium action made of 99% high modulus HVS carbon manufactured in Japan.

Brand new 3.9 meters 8:2 (M) medium action Tenkara rod NISHIN-3908 has been developed from a 99% extra high modulus HVS graphite carbon manufactured in Japan, using best Japanese design, engineering and technology. Latest technology includes cross wave graphite adopted on the inner sections for less power loss and extra durability, double graphite wrapping joint for more security, which allows all joints to flex more and significantly add speed tension power for return from bending. This outstanding rod has perfect recovery power; it is very compact and easy to carry. 8 telescopic sections easy extend from 2ft to 13ft and provides superior portability, has incredible power and sensitivity, yet extremely versatile, flexible and strong. Each section carefully designed by considering better power transfer and balance to gain the most lifting power.
    Medium action (8:2) means 8 bottom parts are stiffer and 2 tip sections more flexible. This rod is very stiff and fast and is pursuing fish up to 4 kg and with some skills even larger. It is widely used for all water types and conditions to target Rainbow Trout, Brown, Bull Trout fishing on a streams, Largemouth, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish fishing on a ponds, Walleye, Pike fishing on a rivers, Sunfish, Roach, Crappie, Rudd fishing on a lakes, Snapper (Baby Bluefish)), American Eel fishing from the shore. Extremely light, well balanced and manageable with a parabolic action for precise casting this is a strong and stiff rod with exclusively high performance which promises a great casting ability. It will detect the slightest most delicate bites, and still will have enough strength and power to land the hardest fighters.
Medium Action Tenkara rod NISHIN-3908
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Sale Price: $99.80


  • 99% Graphite high modulus HVS carbon
  • 8 Telescopic sections
  • Extended length: 13ft / 3.9m
  • Folded length: 60cm / 2.0ft
  • Cork handle length: 30cm / 12in
  • Tip diameter: 0.8mm.
  • Diameter major: 16.0mm.
  • 8:2 Medium Action.
  • Soft cotton rod bag and hard carbon case.
  • Rod plug (to protect collapsed rod, remove to extend rod)
  • Screw grip cap (helpful for rod maintenance)
  • High-class paint and water-proof material.
  • Rod has exclusively high performance.
  • It is extremely sensitive, flexible and versatile.
  • Rod is well balanced to gain most lifting power.
  • Rod is designed to use without a reel.
  • Last section has strong braid lilian string connected to the tip with micro 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 lilian string with a single overhand loop on the connector.

Rod's handling techniques and instructions...

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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 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.
'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, 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 Rainbow Trout, Brown, Bull Trout fishing on a streams, Largemouth, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish fishing on a ponds, Walleye, Pike fishing on a rivers, Sunfish, Roach, Crappie, Rudd fishing on a lakes, Snapper (Baby Bluefish), American Eel fishing from shore.

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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.
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