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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 Lines

Tenkara lines are specifically designed for use with tenkara fly-fishing and an angler must use tenkara lines with their rod- a western fly line should not be used for tenkara. We recommend anglers try both the traditional and the level lines as they may find they prefer one over the other; the level lines also allow for longer lines to be used.
Traditional lines: tapered and furled, these are very easy to cast and quick to setup. Length is fixed. Good to begin with.
Level lines: are good alternatives for casting against wind or fishing larger streams. Coming in spools of 65 ft, these lines can also be cut to the desired length and will yield a couple of lines of different lengths. #3.5 thinner, more challenging to cast but easier to keep off the water. #4.5 heavier, so easier to cast, slightly more challenging to keep off the water.