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David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
tenkara hane on 02/07/2010 08:01:27 MST Print View

My Tenkara Hane is ordered from BPL and yesterday the flies, tippet, and line reel
arrived from Tenkara. I am now officially pumped. Now all I have to do is wait for my rod and for BPL to get the Slackpack back in stock.

Andy Berner
(Berner9) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
tenkara hane on 02/07/2010 09:25:03 MST Print View

Sweet! Mine should be here tomorrow then. I just picked up a Renzetti traveler vise off eBay and have been tying a couple flies each day.

I can't wait for spring

Eugene Hoppe IV
(eahoppe) - MLife
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Edited by eahoppe on 12/11/2012 21:55:00 MST.

Eugene Hoppe IV
(eahoppe) - MLife
erased on 02/16/2010 14:05:05 MST Print View

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Edited by eahoppe on 12/11/2012 21:53:53 MST.

Andy Berner
(Berner9) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Hane delivery? on 03/09/2010 05:17:21 MST Print View

still haven't got mine.

Ryan? Sam? any further update?

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
tenkara hane on 03/09/2010 17:48:55 MST Print View

They have not yet shipped due to a manufacturing error. I am compiling some information for an e-mail to be sent out this week, our apologies for the delay.

Kyle Crawford
(getupandgo) - F

Locale: SouthEast
Sam on 03/10/2010 00:22:08 MST Print View

Any word on when they are gonna be back in stock in the BPL store?

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
tenkara hane on 03/12/2010 12:40:43 MST Print View

Dear Backpacking Light Customers,

I apologize profusely for the delay in the shipping of the Backpacking Light Tenkara Hane Fly Fishing Rod you purchased. This situation as is very embarrassing for me, acting as liason between you, the customer, and Tenkara, the manufacturer.

In my previous e-mail to you sent February 23rd I informed you the rods had been shipped from the manufacturing plant to Tenkara for inspection. The intent was for Tenkara to ship them to us for distribution to you our customers at that time. A few days ago I received word from Tenkara that a significant error took place during the logo'ing process of our rods that required Tenkara to refuse the shipment for re-manufacturing. Tenkara has stated to me they expect to receive this new batch of rods March 25th. Working with that date as a baseline I expect to be able to ship the rods to you our customers during the first week of April.

I do sincerely apologize for this delay but hope you can understand it is due to an unfortunate circumstance. If you are dissatisfied and would like a refund you are more than welcome to request that from me. If you are still excited to receive the product I beg of you to be patient for an early April delivery.

The preferred method of communicating with me is through the use of the Customer Support area on the Web site at http://backpackinglight.com

My sincerest apologies,
Sam Haraldson

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
tenkara on 03/13/2010 06:07:10 MST Print View

Sam,
Lucky for me that I live in Mn and the ice isn't out yet. However I was looking forward to drooling over the new rod. It is a good thing marriage has taught me to be more patient.

Daniel Galhardo
(dwgalhardo) - F

Locale: Boulder, CO
Apologies on this from Tenkara USA on 03/15/2010 14:09:21 MDT Print View

As owner of Tenkara USA I wanted to express my apologies on the delay for these rods as well. It's our fault as there was a slight gap in our manufacturing this time and we wanted to ensure you guys receive the good rods you expect.
We thank you for your patience and know you'll enjoy your BPL Hane rods.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
tenkara hane on 03/23/2010 13:37:17 MDT Print View

My Hane has landed. 74grams + 8 grams for the case. I think I am in love.Sam,I assume the line will follow. Just kidding.

Edited by dpnoll on 03/24/2010 05:31:55 MDT.

WV Hiker
(vdeal)

Locale: West Virginia
Tenkara rod is here on 03/31/2010 09:30:30 MDT Print View

My Hane arrived two days ago - sweet rod and oh so light. I assume that the plastic covering over the handle is supposed to be removed? Can anyone verify. Also, what is the space in the handle for?

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Hane on 03/31/2010 12:34:35 MDT Print View

Yes, remove the plastic. Go to the Tenkara site and under gear
maintenance there is a video from Daniel that explains the rods and take down and set up.

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: Central Florida
Tippet on 04/07/2010 18:02:43 MDT Print View

I received my Hane yesturday.

What diameter is the tippet that was provided with the Hane? I am just learning how to fly fish so I want to purchase more tippet line since I know I may break a few tippets while I'm learning how to use this rod.

Also, some reccommendations on what kind of flies I should be using would be helpful as well. I plan on using the rod in Florida rivers that are not more than 30-40 ft wide. Should I use flies with hook size 12 or 16?

Any advice would be apprecaited.

-Sid

Edited by Red_Fox on 04/07/2010 18:12:58 MDT.

Craig Price
(skeets) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
Hane compared to Iwana 11ft Tenkara Rod on 04/07/2010 18:56:24 MDT Print View

Does anyone have an Iwana 11ft rod, and could you provide me with your comparision to the Hane in terms of feel?
What is the difference in feel like between the rods in casting and catching fish? The specs are close to the same, but the Iwana with another 13inches may be a softer feel than the Hane - it would all depend on how the sections are designed by the rod builder.
Can anyone tell me where it flexes on the cast - is it mostly in the tip section like the other tenkara rods? Does it flex at all past the mid point when casting? Is the casting flex progressive or sectionalised?

(I'm also about to log back onto the Tenkara site to check with Daniel et al to see if they advise).

Chris Stewart
(CM_Stewart) - F
Hane and Iwana are very different on 04/08/2010 07:00:11 MDT Print View

The Hane and the 11' Iwana are very different rods. The Hane is much stiffer. Like all tenkara rods, the tip sections are soft, but as the 7:3 rating would suggest, the midsection of the rod stiffens quickly. With a light line, only the tip sections will "load" so you will need a fairly quick, sharp casting stroke. A heavier line will feel better with the rod. Because of the ability to cast a heavier line than the Iwana, the Hane would be a better choice if you will be fishing big, bushy flies or heavy flies, or fishing in the wind. It will certainly be a better choice if you are regularly catching 16-18" fish.

The Hane and the 11' Iwana are both short and light in weight, but the similarity stops there. They were designed for different fishing situations, and you could conceivably really want both.

I have a review of the Hane and Iwana on TenkaraBum.com.

Edited by CM_Stewart on 04/08/2010 08:11:02 MDT.

Craig Price
(skeets) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
tenkara hane on 04/09/2010 02:53:10 MDT Print View

thanks as always for the excellent advice, now I'm really tempted.

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: tenkara hane on 04/09/2010 03:09:36 MDT Print View

If it was just the logo'ing process that went wrong does that mean there might be some cheaper ones going out for sale? Faulty stock so to speak?