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Tenkara Fly Rods
Tenkara Fly Rods
A full line of fly fishing rods
Tenkara Flies
Tenkara Flies
Sakasa Kebari flies for simplicity
Tenkara Fly Fishing Lines
Tenkara Fly Fishing Lines
Choose your length and style
Tenkara Fly Line Holders
Tenkara Fly Line Holders
Keep yourself organized
Fly Fishing Accessories
Fly Fishing Accessories
To make your life easier
Fly Boxes
Fly Boxes
For Tenkara and Fly Fishing

All rods come complete with a spare tip, rod sock, hard fiberglass case and our "No-Hassles" guarantee.

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- Anonymous

Your enthusiasm for pushing the limits of what can be done with tenkara is contagious

- Doug

Thanks once again for your personal amazing pointers you’ve provided on this page. This has been really unbelievably generous of you to give without restraint.

- Gremer

Quality rods and gear designed to push the boundaries of tenkara by someone who enjoys pushing the boundaries and wants to share the experience

- Douglas, Alberta Canada

Such an exquisite, in depth and open sharing for an answer to an email inquiry. I did not expect it. I loved it. The kind of company, answer and owner one seldom experiences today

- Robert, Chicago

Guaranteed to put many smiles on many faces!

- Robert, Denver

Own 3 of your rods!

- Tracy

It was an absolute treat to get to hear Karin Miller (Owner, Zen Tenkara) present and discuss tenkara

- Matt, Colorado Springs

I'm sold on the rod and your company

- Frank, SC

Used your floating line today for Golden trout in the Kernville, CA watershed – was I impressed! Casts easily with good control even in windy conditions, floated well without causing drag. Great line – worth the price.

- Art

Best Customer support experience that I've Ever had! This is a great company with great products!

- Jim, CO

F*ckin’ tremendous

- Burt

I am delighted with my Sagi rod. I took it to Mexico last year and managed to hook a couple baby tarpon

- Anonymous

I really appreciate the incredible customer service.

- Tyson, CA

WOW ! You totally caught me off guard with the Suzume rod. I was speechless

- Richard, Denver

My wife loves her Zen Tenkara rod and has caught trout throughout Colorado. We have a wonderful opportunity to go to El Faro Lodge in Cuba. Thanks for a great product and all your leadership in the field.

- Mike West

The Sagi rod is the bomb!

- Anonymous

Loving the Zen experience

- Harold, Oregon

I want to thank you for the rapid response you gave me regarding my new Zen Tenkara Zako Rod I bought at the fly fishing expo! I got the new tips the next day after we talked! Thanks again for caring about a customer!

- James Franklin

About Zen Tenkara

At Zen we're all about the duality of finding balance on the water and defining American Tenkara.

The yin: We strive for optimal balance between elegance and practicality, strength and beauty, uniqueness and tradition so that customers can truly experience peace and pleasure from their purchase.

The yang: Zen has taken traditional Japanese Tenkara where it hasn't gone before, testing limits, breaking boundaries and defining American Tenkara so that customers can push their skills to achieve a thrill like no other.

Learn more about Zen Tenkara's Story.

Zen Destinations

Make each day an adventure to remember—and leave the crowds behind. The key to an unforgettable fishing adventure is location, prime location.

From Alaska to Mexico to Argentina and beyond, get ready for a trip of a lifetime and a Tenkara experience like no other.

Introducing our latest destination: Costa Rica.

Zen Community

Zen is committed to helping you find your balance on the water. Simplicity and functionality drive the innovative designs of our products, but we care equally about your experience on the water. Whether you desire the tranquility of a small stream or the high thrill of saltwater species, we're here to offer guidance and support. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates. Connect through our Zen Blog for stories and articles. And Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for tips, information sharing and Zen specials.

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You need to show the bend in the rod. I’ve slowed down running fish by lowering the rod and getting the bend into the stiffer section of the rod. Flip Pallot used the same method in fighting big fish in the salt. Holding the rod straight up puts the bend only in the tip section, not the strongest part of the rod. Of course, never point the rod directly at the fish. Just my opinion. Results will vary.

This position of the rod ist to extrem for the tipet segments and no power from the upper segments.

Sometimes your feet should be able to tune the angle for a variable control and or power to steer the fish by side-pressure.

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