by David Walker, US
Casting the line with a Tenkara rod is in many ways a paradox. Some people can cast a line the length of the rod fairly well after only a few casts. Other people struggle to cast the line and have the line extend more than one meter beyond the end of the rod. The paradox is the harder they try to cast the line the less success they have.
This summer will be my sixth year Tenkara fishing. I am completely self-taught. Learning on my own how to cast by watching YouTube videos, trying to duplicate their casting motion and timing, reading what others have written about proper casting, and by trying to analyze what I think happens during my casting, and what should happen. What works and what does not work.... READ>>
New TRY テンカラ300 rod
by Oleg Stryapunin, CZ
Recent Tenkara Videos:
Chris Hendriks, NO
Alexander Vlasov, BY,
Tenkara fishing in Sweden:
Masami Sakakibara, JP,
How to clean up tenkara rods:
Christophe Laurent, FR, tenkara fishing in Normandie after the rains:
Tom Davis, US: this video illustrates the tenkara tactics perfectly:
TryTenkara rods are lighter and more sensitive. It is the best choice for precise casting with level lines.
Motive 390 tenkara rod is targeted to “big fish big river” tenkara. It is the strongest rod and carries the longest and heaviest level lines. Also it is the best to switch to CZnymphing rigs at deeper pools.
WaterShed tenkara rods are the premium soft rods, targeted to the experienced anglers.
I think kebari must be and can be very simple. Three components are enough: hook, feather and thread. This year searching for an effective kebari color I’ve experimented a lot with multicolored threads by Mettler. Now that the season is over and I can conclude that some patterns have passed the seasonal tests with the great success. The champion is in the picture. I call it
Tenkara Level Lines quick guide:
The best tenkara level lines are produced with the fluorocarbon material with the density 1.78. The difference in suppleness and memory is very small; the main difference is the color and visibility. The line visibility is very important for tenkara fishing. Different colors give you the variety of the opportunities to monitor your line’s position in the air and against the background of the water and the banks.
1 - NISSIN PALS
2 - DAIWA
3 - Sunline TORNADO
4 - YGK
5 - Sunline Buttobi
7 - SANYO Valcan Applaud
9 - SANYO Valcan Applaud green