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Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 51 reviews
50 of 51 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great for Tenkara starters -
By: Ralfino from Sheffield , UK
I bought this outift in order to try out Tenkara fishing for the first time. I am very satisfied with the quality of the rod, and the two supplied lines and line holder are similarly of high quality, as you would expect from Orvis. One reason for choosing Orvis instead of other Tenkara suppliers was a) the outfit has all you need to get fishing and b) I trust Orvis and their guarantees if anything did go wrong. I won't say that I'm an expert (or perhaps even an inexpert!) Tenkara fisher yet but I am beginning to learn how to use the equipment properly, and learning the 'Tenkara style' of fishing in contrast to my normal river fly fishing. Very satisfied
Just love it!!! -
By: Finfeather from Macomb, MI
I purchased this rod for backpacking. With the love of fishing and hiking, I always found it difficult to carry my fly fishing gear. I decided to give it a try. I have been practicing with my tenkara rod and found that it's the best thing since slice bread. It's very light weight and compact. It's fits in my pack and I don't need all that extra gear. It handles 15-17" smallmouth bass very easily so I'm sure it will handle the trout. No worries when I want to change locations since it telescopes down to a 20" baton. I am already think of buying more of these tenkara outfits to give as gifts to my son and friends
Great for stroke patient -
By: Bill1174 from Troy, Ohio
Project Healing Waters recommended the tenkara flyrod for me since I am a stroke patient with left side impairment. It has been fantastic! The rod allows me to return to one of my favorite hobbies -- flyfishing! I would highly recommend it to anyone with my handicap.
Great at both ends of the skill spectrum -
By: MTFisher from Montana
Way too many reviews focus on Tenkara VERSUS Western fly rods. That's like comparing your 2 wt ultralight to 7 wt streamer rod and arguing which one is better. The answer is neither. Both have their applications, and that is the heart of the matter with Tenkara. I have fished western for many years, and still love to do so. I consider myself to be very proficient with a standard rod/reel, but I also find certain places and circumstances are best fished Tenkara. By way of example, I have a small stream behind my house. I tried to fish it a few times with my western rod, and just couldn't. It was too small and too hard to get the fly where it needed to be without hanging in brush or bank. My Tenkara rod opened up that stream to me. I could dapple a fly across the full width of the stream with a 12' rod, or bow and arrow much more accurately than with my traditional rod. It's hard to explain but the light line and long rod length really open up some new techniques. I caught numerous fish (up to 12") in a stream I couldn't previously fish at all. On a separate occasion, I took my daughter on a float of a nearby river. Previously, when I handed her a fly rod I knew that my patience was going to be pushed to the max, I was going to lose some nice leaders to knots, and probably end up with a lot of flies lost with few or no fish. I handed her the Tenkara rod this trip and it was a much different experience for both of us. Without worrying about a reel and a heavy line, she could place the fly naturally and well. We didn't have a bunch of line management disasters and best of all-- she caught fish! It got her pumped about fishing, and allowed me to relax a little. Anyone who has tried to teach a child or spouse how to fish knows the value of this! So, I say Tenkara offers something to both an expert and a beginner. It's not about being a gear guy, it's about recognizing that there is no one perfect fly rod and that it's always good to have the right tools for the situation. P.S. A Tenkara rod makes a wonderful backcountry rod, especially for streams or shore accessible lakes.
Great for the beginner! -
High quality outfit for anyone interested in tenkara or looking to make a first foray into fly fishing.
Great Stepping Ston -
Great package to start off with. Good stepping stone for those who are new to fly fishing.
Simple Perfection -
Orvis does it again! My Tenkara rod has become my go to fly rod. First trip out I caught some very nice brook trout.
Tenkara USA -
Received the package without delay. Took it out the next day. I watched the online videos on knots and assembly which are VERY helpful and was all set. I had a fun time and took it to the suburban and in untying (eventhough I thought I did as the video said), broke about a 1/4 inch section. Saddened, i went home and contacted Tenkara to see if I could get more Lillian and replacement tip. They were fantastic to work with me and decided they had a faulty part and would not charge me for the replacement and I requested express delivery and in a couple of days was again able to assemble easily and fish!! What a great partnership -- Orvis and Tenkara. I could not be happier and would highly recommend to beginners to learn to cast, use flies and for the advanced to really learn to get in "touch" with their line. It certainly helped me the next trip with my tradition rod and reel--higher catch rate!! Thanks ORVIS
Great Deal! -
By: OneFlyatATime from Ohio
The outfit includes nearly all the necessities to rig your rod, minus the tippet. Set-up is simple and takes little time (assuming you know the correct knots). Casting shows this rod's accuracy, reach, and stealth. All movements seem to be telegraphed down the line right to your hand. I came from a 10 year background in Western Fly fishing, and now I can say I will use both Western and Tenkara on a regular basis. The simplicity and portability of Tenkara is what draws me to make this purchase, and I am not disappointed.