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Tenkara Fishing Rods and Gear for Backpacking – Hane, Rhodo, Ito, Satoki, TF39TA


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    Ryan Jordan
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    @ryan

    Locale: Central Rockies

    Companion forum thread to: Tenkara Fishing Rods and Gear for Backpacking – Hane, Rhodo, Ito, Satoki, TF39TA

    In this video overview, I present the five rods that I’ve been using over the past few years for most of my backcountry tenkara fishing. They include four models from Tenkara USA (including the new Satoki) and one model from Tenryu (the TF39TA) that remains the staple of my kit. In addition, I’ll walk through the basic gear I use and take while tenkara fishing on hiking and backpacking trips.

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    David Noll
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    @dpnoll

    Locale: Maroon Bells

    Nice video Ryan. I had one of the original Hane rods. In fact it was my introduction to Tenkara. Then I met Chris Stewart and went in another direction. I ended up giving my Hane to a friend, Paul Vertrees, who lost his on a backpacking trip.

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    Steve Lamb
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    @stevesd

    Locale: SoCal

    Nice write up, Ryan.

    I believe that the “Common Cents” method you refer to for assessing rod stiffness requires the rod to be stabilized (~ clamped) HORIZONTALLY, then the lillian (~ tip) to be loaded with pennies or equivalent until the tip DEFLECTS vertically ONE THIRD of the total rod length – as opposed to four feet regardless of the rod length.

    Thanks.

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    Ryan Jordan
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    @ryan

    Locale: Central Rockies

    Steve – good catch. Article has been updated and the test result for the Satoki updated and changed in the table. Thanks!

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    Jeremy W
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    @kbf64

    I’ve tried tenkara, but I almost always want a reel… I wonder if anyone has a 3-d printed plastic reel for backpacking… I’ve recently tried the douglas upstream rods that are super light 1.1-2 oz.  I can imagine with maybe a 2oz reel to include a half length fly line, I would be “good to go” with fly fishing.

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