Tenkara Rod Co. is based in Driggs, Idaho. A mecca for the outdoors. Within an hour from our home office we have some of the best river, stream and lake fishing in the US. Tenkara is not only about catching fish, but simplicity and being involved in nature. We have designed our Tenkara rods to be lightweight, durable, and efficient. Have a look around the site and please let us know if you have any questions.
LISTEN! Casting with a Tenkara rod is simple. There are many ways to cast and even different ways to hold the rod. The best part about it is, there is no wrong way to do it! If you can get the fly out into the water you are casting the right way. The key to Tenkara is finding out what works for you. So get out there and try it!
In September of 2013, a couple of buddies decided to try out the Teton and Sawtooth in their respective areas. Venturing to several different water sources in the Teton and Sawtooth mountain ranges the two were able to catch a lot of fish, enjoy nature, and have a great time. Luckily, the events of this tenkara trip were very well documented and we have put together a little video. Tenkara isn't about catching the biggest or most elusive fish. It is about getting out into nature and finding those special moments, the key is simplicity, enjoy!
Each one of our lines are hand furled right here in Boise Idaho. Tenkara only requires a rod, a line, and a fly so we take great pride and care in designing and creating our products. Our rods and lines are guaranteed for life, because we want you to fish forever! Fastening a line to your rod is very simple. Watch the video and see how!
One of the most beautiful things about a Tenkara rod is that they are small, and very light. At only 20 inches collapsed, they allow for easy transport, and a smaller chance of breaking. At less than 4 ounces you can take your rod virtually anywhere and barely notice it. It's important to know how to properly extend your Tenkara rod. Below is a short video demonstrating this. For more tutorial videos go subscribe to our YouTube channel www.YouTube.com/TenkaraRodCo