Tenkara USA Iwana Fly Rod
The Iwana has become our classic all-around rod at a great value. It feels very light-weight and precise. The progressive taper, ultra-light weight, and tip action provides for great battles, even when hooking the smaller fish. Quality and strength are by no means compromised, and landing large fish is not unheard of (8lbs mentioned on a forum thread!). If you are going to streams where 12 inch trout are trophies this is the rod.
These rods have a beautiful “glossy carbon” finish, where you can see the high-quality carbon fiber material through a nice glossy finish.
12ft (360cm) rod specs
NOTE: Due to the telescopic nature of the rods, and the fact that we rounded the numbers to have a clean metric-to-English conversion, rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated.
Closed size: 20 1/2 inches (52cm) including 1/2″ cap
Handle length: 11 inches (23cm)
Shop Staff Notes: This is CrossCurrents Fly Shop’s number one selling Tenkara Fly Rod (although, it’s almost a tie with the Sato) because it is a great length for most rivers, it’s action is super sweet in both casting and fighting fish and is priced right for most budgets. It’s a great all-rounder if you are going to only buy one Tenkara rod.
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.
Here’s an episode that Big Sky Outdoors did in 2015 showing you all about fly fishing with Tenkara in Montana: Big Sky Outdoors -Tenkara Fishing.
Line is NOT included with this rod and must be purchased separately. We recommend using the 11′ Traditional Tapered Tenkara Line or the 11′ Nylon Tapered Line if you fish smaller streams and the 13′ Traditional Tapered Line or the 14′ Nylon Tapered Line if you mostly fish medium or larger size streams.
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TenkaraUSA rods we carry: Iwana, Sato, Rhodo, Hane, Ito, Amago
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