Tenkara USA Yamame Fly Rod DetailsIntroducing the Tenkara USA Yamame 12ft fly rod. Currently Tenkara USA deems this their "bestseller". The Yamame is named after one of the most prevalent fish in the mountain streams of Japan. It is a rod with a lot of power, and the rod with most backbone they currently offer. This 7:3 rod is ideal for consistently landing good sized fish, yet it has enough tip action and sensitivity that even small fish feel great with it. If you frequently catch larger fish (>16"), this is the rod Tenkara USA recommends. Since less of the rod flexes when casting, casting feels very precise.
These rods have a subdued matte finish, which was chosen for its "camouflage" effect. Tenkara took most of the gloss out of these rods to reduce any glare and their visibility to fish in places with more tree cover. FAQ - What kind of rod is right for me?
Tenkara USA currently has 6 rods in its lineup. Each rod was designed to be true to the tenkara tradition and feel great for small stream fly angling. While every angler may have a different preference and need, try not to overthink your choice, Tenkara USA designed each rod to feel great while fishing in small streams.
Things to consider:
- What type of line should I use?
You should start with the "Traditional Tenkara Line". The traditional line is made to cast very well with any of the Tenkara rods. It is quick to setup and provides a nice delicate presentation. The Traditional Tenkara Line is 10.5 ft. The Level Line is an indicator line that helps see strikes that might not be on the surface. A 8"-12" section of level line is usually sufficient. After the 10.5 ft traditional line, 8"-12" level line, you'll use approximately 4 ft of 5x or smaller tippet. The 'Girth Hitch' is the knot used to attach the line to the rod tip. Be sure a single overhand knot has been tied in the short section of line (red lillian at the rod tip) attached to the tip of the rod.
- I can't find the soft rod tip (red lillian at the rod tip). Occasionally the very tip of the rod may have slide into the thicker segments and the red lilian may have gotten stuck inside. Simply open the bottom screw cap, remove the tip of the rod, and reinsert it.
|UPC, EAN, ISBN||753182133003|
|Handle Type||10.5 in (26.7 cm)|
|Shipping Estimate||Estimated Shipping: Same Day Shipping! Mon. - Fri. if ordered by 12 pm MST|
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