Tenkara USA Ito Fly Rod
Dual Zoom Length: 13′ / 14’7″
The Ito is the longest rod in our lineup. We strived to achieve a very long rod, with the lightest possible feel. A true delight to fish any mountain stream, the Ito will be most at home in wider streams, larger rivers and ponds. It is the main rod we like to recommend for those who fish more open streams. The Ito feels incredibly light at 13ft, as the balance is brought closer to the handle, and still very light at 14ft7in.
Special Features: The Ito features an innovative “zoom” function, which allows the angler to lock one segment in place to fish the rod either at 13ft (390cm) length or, fully extended, at 14ft7in (450cm). The zoom locks both at the butt of the rod with a proprietary cap, and at the end of the handle segment. Having a rod that can be instantly extended an extra 2ft is a true asset in any mountain stream, even some of the smaller streams. A killer combination with a very long line in a large stream, or with a shorter line in a small stream. This is by far the most versatile rod we offer.
We used the highest possible quality cork for the handle and only the finest components to make this our premium rod. The finish is also superb, being a matte black with a gradient dark blue block at the end of each segment.
*rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated due to the telescopic nature of the rods
Length: 13ft – 14ft7in
Finish: Matte Black with dark blue sections
Segments: 9 (can be fished as 8)
Closed length: 25.8inches (65.53cm)
Handle length: 12inches (30.48cm)
Weight: 4.1oz (116g)
Made in China with Japanese materials and American Engineering
Shop Staff Notes: The Ito is a fun rod to fish on our bigger water like the Blackfoot or Rock Creek or take an Ito on the Smith. Many of our customers tend to be leary of the length of the Ito, thinking it will be unwieldy or that they’ll spend all day trying to get flies out from the tree tops. However, after you fish the Ito for just a couple of hours, you will quickly get used to the advantage of this longer rod and have a blast reaching pockets and seems that the shorter rods, just can’t do.
To learn more about TenkaraUSA’s rods, lines, flies and more and how to fish with tenkara rods check out their YouTube Channel: TenkaraUSA on YouTube.
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