The Tenkara USA Iwana 12' is the best selling tenkara rod in our shop. This is a very versatile tenkara rod. If you are only going to own one tenkara rod, we highly suggest you start with this rod. It works well on small and mid-sized streams. It is more than capable of handling most stream fish. We have caught fish up to 18" on this rod with little problem. If you are looking for a great way to get started with tenkara you can't go wrong with the Iwana 12.
In addition to the rod you will want/need the following items to get setup:
-Level Line- 3.5 Orange is a great all purpose tenkara level line
-Traditional Line- If you haven't tenkara fished before, its nice to try both styles of lines. The Traditional tapered tenkara lines cast great. We like them for light weight flies and for fishing dries.
Description from Tenkara USA:
Ideal for those seeking very very delicate casting and for fishing smaller streams, the Iwana feels extremely light-weight and with its 6:4 action, very precise. The progressive taper, ultra-light weight, and tip action provides for great battles, even when hooking the smaller fish. Quality and strength are by no means compromised, and landing large fish is not unheard of (8lbs mentioned on a forum thread!). If you are going to streams where 12 inch trout are trophies this is the rod.
These rods have a beautiful "glossy carbon" finish, where you can see the high-quality carbon fiber material through a nice glossy finish.
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12ft (360cm) rod specs 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 size: 20 1/2 inches (52cm) including 1/2" cap Segments: 9 Handle length: 11 inches (23cm) Weight:2.7oz (76.5grams)