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Doug Wolfe
looking into tenkara on 04/16/2012 05:35:38 MDT Print View

Ive been really putting in some thought and doing some research on tenkara an I think that's the route that would best fit my backcountry fishing needs... Most of the Brooks are very small where I do most of my packing..
Now heres my question??
Is there any other sites other than tankara USA that sell tenkara rods that are more affordable? I just cant justify spending 150+ on something I dont even know if im going to like.. And finding one used is like buying a used tarptent everyone wants top $$ for em and they have been used and abused..

Edited by Wolfie2nd on 04/16/2012 05:37:53 MDT.

Chris Stewart
(CM_Stewart) - F
Other rods on 04/16/2012 08:05:03 MDT Print View

There are a few other choices.

I've reviewed a number of rods so you can compare - and decide whether you want to spend for the Tenkara USA rods or try a less expensive rod.
Like most other things, though, spend more get more.

Dennis Hiorns

Locale: Michigan
Re: looking into tenkara on 04/16/2012 18:47:06 MDT Print View

I've bought tenkara rods from Tenkara USA and from Fountainhead (, and I'm very happy with Fountainhead as a less expensive alternative. I bought the 12' Caddis Fly Rod for $50 and used it several times.

Doug Wolfe
Fountain head on 04/16/2012 18:52:40 MDT Print View

I looked into those as well... actuality just found the site today.. Im going to look for a used rod for another week and if I come up empty I think im going to go with the stonefly rod by fountain head.. Cant be too bad a rod to start with.. And besides its going to get beat up on the trail..

Jason Amick
(isneer) - F
Re: on 06/11/2012 05:25:44 MDT Print View

Next year I will be going at this place.