The Yamame is named after one of the most prevalent fish in the mountain streams of Japan. It is a rod with a lot of power, and the rod with most backbone we currently offer.
This 7:3 rod is ideal for consistently landing good sized fish, yet it has enough tip action and sensitivity that even small fish feel great with it. If you frequently catch larger fish (>16"), this is the rod we recommend. Since less of the rod flexes when casting, casting feels very precise.
These rods have a subdued matte finish. We took most of the gloss out of these rods to reduce any glare and their visibility to fish in places with more tree cover.
Open Length: 12ft (360cm)
NOTE: Due to the telescopic nature of the rods, and the fact that we rounded the numbers to have a clean metric-to-English conversion, rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated.
Closed length: 21 1/4inches (54cm) including cap
Handle length:10.5 inches (26.7cm)
Weight: 3.6 oz (102grams)
Made in China with Japanese materials
The Tenkara USA Yamame 12' comes with a really cool rod tube. Also available as a kit option."Kit" Includes a #4.5 level line, and a 10.5' Traditional Tenkara Line....everything you need to get started in Tenkara. The kit is listed as an option above in the drop down menu.
*Every rod is backed by the Tenkara USA warranty and excellent customer service. In case of problems, please contact us for the quickest solution on getting your rod fixed. Typically only shipping charges may apply and we may be able to send you the parts to fix the rod yourself. Please use only tippet of 7lbs (~3.5kg) breaking strength or less, and please read the instructions on how to use the rods.