Bass on Tenkara should be a riot!!!
+1 on poppers, and anyone who sells or ties flies should have Woolly Buggers and a variety of Clouser Minnows handy. I'm a big fan of bead headed Wooly Buggers for both LM and SM bass. Big flies catch big bass, and even for the sub-2 pounders I'd stick with size 4 and up...