Since 1994 in Columbus, Ohio
Free shipping over $25 / Call toll free: 1-888-451-0363

A Message to Our Customers

To do our part to protect our community, we have temporarily shut down all in-store and curb-side pickups. We are still processing orders online. Due to current circumstances we are working under "Minimum Basic Operations" and all orders may experience a slight delay in processing, but they are going out.

Please see our Blog for more information and for updates.

We thank you for your patience and support of Mad River Outfitters during this time!

Tenkara Rods

Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing where only a rod, line and fly are used. It originated and was perfected over centuries in the mountain-streams of Japan by commercial anglers. It is the ideal method of fly-fishing mountain streams but now many Americans are adapting it for many other uses.

Tenkara Japanese fly fishing is about simplicity. It eliminates unnecessary complexities to let anglers enjoy their fly-fishing experience. The ultra-light and portable Tenkara gear is great for backpacking and hiking, 11-14 foot long rods collapse down to 20 inches. The long rods allow anglers to effectively fish challenging streams with ease.