(as of Sep 24,2020 04:02:36 UTC – Details)
Tenkara Fishing: Tradition, Simplicity & Elegance
Tenkara hails from mountainous regions of Japan, where the remote location of many villages required fishermen to develop a reliable method of catching fish using only the materials that were readily available in their immediate environment. Long, flexible bamboo rods, silk or horsehair line, and flies made with feathers or animal fur fastened to bent needles provided a makeshift solution as effective as it was simple.
Tenkara fishing has found its way into the hearts of anglers around the world who appreciate the minimalism of this traditional method of fishing. While tenkara shares many of the characteristics of fly fishing, as well as some of the techniques, the absence of a reel puts anglers more closely in touch with the stream and fish, requiring them to pull in the line hand over hand and manually drag when a fish runs. Because there is so little complexity to the equipment, Tenkara fly fishing allows one to focus more keenly on casting and presentation.
HELLbender Zoom Tenkara Rod
You shouldn’t have to choose between backpacking for the weekend or a fishing trip. The telescopic HELLbender Zoom rod is so light and compact you might forget you slipped it in your bag by the time you get to your first stop. Portable and packable, the HELLbender begs the question: Where won’t you go?
The HELLbender Zoom rod fishes at both 13 feet and 11 feet. This allows you to use this rod on smaller or tighter streams as well as the big water areas. The HELLbender Zoom is designed to handle bigger fish, but is great for catching smaller fish as well. This rod collapses to 24″ and weighs only 3.4 oz.
DRAGONtail Tenkara celebrates the art and accessibility of tenkara fishing by providing high quality rods and accessories to fit any budget. DRAGONtail went through several prototypes before settling on the materials and construction used to make their rods to ensure they would be lightweight, durable, and satisfying to use.
BUILT FOR BIGGER FISH. The HELLbender Tenkara Rod is the tenkara rod to use on streams with decent bass, fat rainbows, brown trout, or other lunkers in the 16″-22″ range. The HELLbender uses the highest grade IM 12 carbon graphite making a very strong yet lightweight fly fishing rod with 7:3 action.
SET UP and FISH IN UNDER 3 MINUTES. Tenkara fly fishing is all about simplicity. With no reel, you can rig up quickly and hit the water. No need for tons of expensive fly fishing gear.
ADVANCED ZOOM OPTION. The HELLbender Tenkara Rod features a telescopic zoom function allowing anglers to fly fish on both narrow streams and in big water.
BACKPACKER FISHING FRIENDLY. The HELLbender Tenkara Rod collapses to 24″ and weighs only 3.4oz, which makes it easy and simple to fit into your backpack for fishing the backcountry, or to use as an all-purpose travel tenkara fly fishing rod.