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Tenkara - Hane Alterrnatives
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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Tenkara - Hane Alterrnatives on 07/09/2012 07:02:11 MDT Print View

The BPL Hane was designed for tenkara fishing and easy packing, but alas had a very short period of availability. There are now alternatives:

Daiwa Soyokaze Review
Cautionary Tale: Soyokaze 24SR, scroll down a ways to find it.
All Soyokaze Rods, at

Daiwa Kiyose Review.
Daiwa Kiyose, at

The Kiyose is much like the Hane, the Soyokazes are longer in the pack, but limber, more like a traditional tenkara rod, though they are marketed in Japan as "tanago" rods.

Length comparison of the Soyokaze (Gold) and the Kiyose (Blue)

If you missed out and are looking for short light packable tenkara rods, this should do it.

I have the Soyokaze 27SR and it is a delight.

Chris at has been fishing tenkara from the beginning (in the USA), is a great guy to work with, and has a wealth of information on his web site.

[no vested interest here, just wanted to share the info.]

Edited by greg23 on 07/09/2012 09:18:21 MDT.