TenkaraUSA Tapered Nylon Line
Lengths: 11’6″ or 14’9″
The new Tenkara USA line is a tapered nylon line that casts incredibly easily, has the highest visibility of any of our lines, and will be a staple in many tenkara anglers’ kits. This is our new main recommendation for anyone getting started with tenkara as it is easy to cast, easy to see and simple to connect to the rod.
The tapered nylon line features a loop to girth-hitch to the rod tip, simplifying that connection. This line is available in two different lengths, 11’6″ or 14’9″. While the line can be cut it is recommended to be fished at the designed lengths.
Like all of our lines, the tapered nylon line is a slow sinking line; if you want to fish flies on the surface just keep the rod tip elevated, to fish it deeper just lower the line into the water.
11’6″ (3.5m) for the rods under 13ft in length and fishing small and mid-size streams.
14’9″ (4.5m) for rods over 13ft, for fishing mid and large size streams, rivers and lakes and more open waters, and for anglers who desire a longer line even with shorter rods.
1% of the sale price of this line will go directly to conservation efforts
Shop Staff Notes: The new Tapered Nylon Line are easy to cast and fish and cost a little less than the hand-woven, Spectra Traditional Tapered Line. These lines have a bit more stiffness and is more visible than the Traditional Tapered Line. TIP- Tie on a short (say 3′ to 4′) of heavier “butt section leader” -it doesn’t need to be tapered. We often use 0X Tippet or just a section of an old tapered leader. We just tie a perfection loop on the terminal end of this piece. On the end of that, we add our about 2′ to 4′ of 4X or 5X Tippet via a loop-to-loop by tying a perfection loop in our Tippet.