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TFO Tenkara Rods




Looking for the ultimate in simplicity and presentation? Check out the TFO Soft Hackle Tenkara rods!!

Based on a traditional Japanese method of fishing using only a rod, line and fly, tenkara fishing permits anglers to make precise casts, delicate presentations, and manipulate their fly with extreme ease. 

Telescoping down to 20 and 20.5 inches, the TFO Soft Hackle rods are perfect for the backpacking angler. The rods come with a spare tip and second section and line holder built into the rod sock to help organize your line when not in use. Available in two lengths and actions to match your favorite type of fishing.

TFO Tenkara SH 106- 20.5" Closed- 10'6" Extended- Faster Action

TFO Tenkara SH 116- 20" Closed- 11'6" Extended- Slower Action

"Kit" Includes a #4.5 level line, a 10.5' Traditional Tenkara Line. The kit is listed as an option above in the drop down menu.

**Be sure to see our full Tenkara category for information on other rods, lines, leaders, flies and accessories

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It's simple! Buy a Rod, Reel and Fly Line on our online store. Then, when you check out....simply write in the "Order Notes" section- Make it an Outfit!

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That's right, buy a combo of a fly rod, fly reel and fly line...and we'll put it together for you!

Important Details

* Fly Line Backing comes in 20lb and 30lb test. It also comes in white, chartreuse and orange colors. Please specify if you have a particular need or want....if not specified, we will put on what we feel is appropriate for the outfit.

* Please specify whether you are right or left hand retrieve so that we can set-up and load the reel properly- put this in the "Order Notes" as well.

* Feel free to call us or e-mail us with any questions as we will also do the same if we have any for you.

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