Sagi Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod with Rod Sock and Carbon Fiber Travel Case


  • Fly Rod Approximate Equivalency (FRAE): 7wt
  • Casts both tenkara lines and PVC Fly lines
  • Well balanced and created beautiful loops
  • Rod Length Collapsed w/ Cap: 22.75”
  • ​Rod Length Extended: 13’.6”
  • Handle Length: 13″
  • Case Length: 25.25”
  • Rod Weight w/o Cap: 3.5oz
  • Rod Weight w Cap: 3.7oz
  • Total Weight (Rod, Sock and Case): 9.6oz
SKU: ZTR-LAS-F73 Category:


Sagi means “heron” in Japanese. This long, lean bird is a stealthy hunter and so is the Sagi Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod. Made from the highest IM carbon-fiber, it’s flex and strength are unmatched for the mere 3.5oz it weights. At 13.6’ the Sagi Tenkara Fly Rod is designed to fly fish bigger bodies of water. This incredible fly rod can cast a wide range of fly lines from ultra-light tenkara lines to regular PVC fly lines as long as 40′ ranging from a 3wt-7wt, plus leader. The Sagi can will cast delicate dry flies to 12″ brook trout and can also cast big streamers to hefty fish like monster brown trout in Patagonia, bonefish in Mexico and powerful char in Alaska. This lightweight, high modular, highly versitile tenkara fly fishing rod will amaze you. Work the bend baby. The Sagi Fly Rod is similar to a regular 7wt fly fishing rod. Includes spare tip, rod sock and carbon fiber travel case. Pair with the Performance Tip for a faster action (sold separately). Fly Rod Approximate Equivalency (FRAE): 7wt.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 1.4375 × 1.4375 in

1 review for Sagi Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod with Rod Sock and Carbon Fiber Travel Case

  1. Noah Larsen

    Arthur Shain and I just returned from a three-week backpacking, packrafting, and fishing trip in the Brooks Range of Alaska. Our Sagi rods and gear from Zen Tenkara fit well with the lightweight approach of our trip. At under 4 oz for the rod and about 10 oz total for all the gear that we needed to fish a variety of conditions, we felt that our Zen Tenkara rods, line, and flies added a whole dimension to our trip at a minimal weight cost. In addition, the lightweight carbon fiber travel case kept our rods clean and dry despite us being in the backcountry for three weeks.

    The Sagi rods that we used are known for their craftsmanship, combining strength and flexibility. Each section of the rod is made from high-quality carbon fiber and has a cork handle. Karin, the owner of Zen Tenkara, spent over an hour before the trip giving us personalized instruction on how to best cast and bring in fish with Zen Tenkara rods.

    The Sagi proved itself to be a capable all-around rod, having the versatility to fish for grayling high in alpine streams and chase salmon in the larger rivers and tributaries as we exited the range. Versatility was paramount in pursuing our fishing objectives on this expedition. We spotted fish ranging from eight-inch grayling to Chum salmon weighing around 20 pounds. The Zen Tenkara Sagi made it possible for us to target them all, with a single 13.6 foot rod! Even though it is rated a 7-weight equivalent, the Sagi was a pleasure to use, whether fishing for grayling in six-foot wide alpine streams or casting to salmon from the packrafts in major rivers like the Alatna or the Koyukuk. Adjusting line and tippet length reinforced this fish-all ability.

    We liked how easy it was to switch our different sized lines using the lillian at the tip as we moved from casting for grayling to salmon, and from casting from shore to casting from our packrafts. The Zen Tenkara lines have a loop at the end that is girth-hitched to the lilian. Switching lines took under a minute.

    Our Zen Tenkara setups offered us the ability to stop en route for fishing sessions as short as ten minutes, because they are easily extendable, collapsable, and capable of being stowed with the line and fly still attached and organized. We particularly appreciated using the EZ Keepers combined with the Universal Cap, which made setting-up and breaking-down our rods take seconds. In anticipation of a day of walking up or down a stream, we would rig a 10-15” line with a 3-4” leader and a size 12-14 dry fly and be ready to stop and fish all day. We felt that the ability to take shorter breaks and present flies to a large number of fish allowed us to get the best of both worlds. We treated ourselves to some of the best grayling fishing one could hope for, all the while still pursuing a challenging traverse of the range.

    The Sagi was our favorite tenkara rod that we have used. We would recommend it to anyone looking to buy a strong rod with craftsmanship that stands a step above its competitors; a rod that can be trusted on long trips; a rod that is reliable for targeting eight-inch grayling as well as twenty-pound salmon, as we have done.

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