Great small stream intro to Tenkara
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Joe from Atlanta on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
I've been curious about this discipline for quite a while. One holdback was the length of most rods - 12 to 15 feet. This works on big water but not on small streams like I have in North Georgia. I fished this 8' rod last week and found it perfect for these waters. I could use a highstick nymph only approach with my own rods, and I often do, but Tenkara forces you to concentrate on only one method. Without the constant thoughts of, should I switch flies? Dry/dropper? Weight and indicator? I was able to concentrate on where I was fishing and really cover water. My first fish was a beautiful 10" streambred rainbow. I may not become a full Tenkara guy but I do enjoy the stripped down approach!