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Adam Klagsbrun
(klags) - MLife

Locale: Northeast US
WTB - inexpensive tenkara setup for a co-worker on 07/30/2014 10:24:22 MDT Print View

Looking for a used and inexpensive tenkara rod or setup for a co-worker. He has young kids and not a lot of time, so the $140-$200 kits new are out of reach for him. He was hoping to find something used and spend under $100 for a rod, line, tippet and maybe a few flies. Anyone holding anything they are looking to sell along these lines?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
WTB - inexpensive tenkara setup for a co-worker o on 07/30/2014 12:26:37 MDT Print View

Try looking on eBay,, or Amazon for the imitation Tenkera, I picked up a fairly nice one for around $12.00 shipped to my door.
There's a thread already started on the subject, you can do a search on here and it should come up, I'll see if I can find it and post it here for you.
I do have a Tenkera rod that I'm selling, but it's going to be more than $100.00, I figured with the cheaper version if it breaks I can just buy another one, were as if the Tenkera breaks that would be financially painful. Lol

Edited by jumpbackjack on 07/30/2014 12:53:25 MDT.

Adam Klagsbrun
(klags) - MLife

Locale: Northeast US
not ideal on 07/30/2014 13:02:44 MDT Print View

Thanks, I know the discussion and remember it well. This guy would rather go with something else. I actually suggested it but he wanted something better and more substantial. He is looking at Chris' intro setups on tenkarabum, but I am hoping to find him something used on here first because those cost $135ish, and he wants to cap at $100. Thanks for the suggestion though!

(edited for spelling)

Edited by klags on 07/30/2014 13:06:21 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
WTB - inexpensive tenkara setup for a co-worker on 07/30/2014 13:18:27 MDT Print View

You might watch steepandcheap.com. I got a Wetfly Tenkara package off there for $115. Probably easiest to go to sacalerts.com, and set up an alert to come to your phone with the keyword "tenkara" to find it again.

Adam Klagsbrun
(klags) - MLife

Locale: Northeast US
any other offers out there please? on 07/30/2014 14:07:19 MDT Print View

Thanks, also looking to make good use of someone's gear that may be collecting dust.... anyone? Makes me feel good buying something used most of the time :)

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: any other offers out there please? on 07/30/2014 15:32:57 MDT Print View

Tenkara Bum is a good guy to deal with.

Kids Tenkara Kits

A 12' rod is going to be a bit of a challenge for a kid. A uber-light 9' or less will delight them...
... and is a great rod for anyone on a 8' wide creek.

Robert Jones
(rjones07) - MLife

Locale: San Diego
Questions on 07/30/2014 16:34:31 MDT Print View

Error so removed.

Edited by rjones07 on 07/30/2014 16:43:05 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Tenkara Kits on 07/30/2014 16:39:12 MDT Print View

Rather than post in this thread (hijacking it) it would have better to start a new one.

Nonetheless...

1) There is nothing built into BPL for gear alerts.

2) I have no problem reaching Six Moon Designs




Now.... back to tenkara kits.

Edited by greg23 on 07/30/2014 16:41:42 MDT.

Adam Klagsbrun
(klags) - MLife

Locale: Northeast US
clarification on 07/30/2014 17:11:32 MDT Print View

In case it wasn't clear, he wants a tenkara kit for himself... the little kids means that he can't be out on the water, often because they are too young to like to fish yet :)

Brandon Guy
(brucky) - F

Locale: Central Cal
Fountainhead on 07/31/2014 00:14:41 MDT Print View

In case you don't find a used set, I've heard positive things about rods from Fountainhead. The Caddis Fly Rod can be had for $60 (plus shipping), and you can probably piece together the rest of the kit for your goal price.

Adam Klagsbrun
(klags) - MLife

Locale: Northeast US
thanks on 07/31/2014 08:44:58 MDT Print View

Thanks for that suggestion, I had totally forgotten about them! That sounds perfect for him, I'll recommend. Still open to taking offers on used rods or sets...