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


  • Rod Length Collapsed w/ Cap: 21”
  • Fly Rod Approximate Equivalency (FRAE):: 5wt
  • ​All Purpose, Broad application Tenkara Fly Rod
  • Rod Length Extended: 12’
  • Handle Length: 10.65″
  • Case Length: 23”
  • Rod Weight w/o Cap: 3oz
  • Rod Weight w Cap: 3.2oz
  • Total Weight (Rod, Sock and Case): 8.6oz
  • Flex: 6:4
SKU: ZTR-ZAK-F64 Category:


The Zako Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod is the “work horse” of our tenkara fly rod line-up. It’s the perfect all-around tenkara fly rod and handles a broad range of fly fishing situations – from small brook trout to large, fat, brown trout. At only 19” long you never have to leave home without this telescoping fly rod. The Zako Tenkara Fly Rod is 12ft long when extended and has a 6:4, medium-fast action flex. The Zako is comparable to a regular 5wt fly fishing rod. No reel makes for a quick and streamlined set-up. Spend more time on the water and less time setting up and breaking down your fly rod. Includes spare tip, fly rod sock and carbon fiber travel case. Pair with the Performance Tip for a faster action (sold separately). This tenkara fly rod will cover most scenarios and everyday fishing, even if you hook into something bigger than you were expecting. Fly Rod Approximate Equivalency (FRAE): 5wt

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 23 × 1.4375 × 1.4375 in

5 reviews for Zako Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod with Rod Sock and Carbon Fiber Travel Case

  1. Jay Volkman

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    • Karin Miller

      Glad you found us and enjoy our website.

  2. Brettley Evans

    Recently have purchased the Sako as my first Tenkara Rod, it has performed very well and is a natural extension and compliment to my style of fly fishing in both lakes and streams. I have landed a lot of fish species 4” to 18” in various situations. Very pleased with rod and it is my go to now instead of my traditional fly rods.

    I am very happy with my purchase and have purchased a second rod.
    I have now acquired most of the Zen Tenkara accessory products and have found quality and great service. Looking forward to discovering more.

    • Karin Miller

      Fantastic! That’s why we do what we do. Thanks very much

  3. John Fulmer

    I got the Zako as my first tenkara rod. It’s given me great success with pan fish and bass. I can’t wait to take it out to the mountains to go for trout.

    • Karin Miller

      The Zako is a great all-around tenkara rod that will perform well with a broad range of species. Glad you are enjoying it. Excited for you to try it out on trout too.

  4. Mark Z.

    Excellent rod. I replaced a longtime Tenkara rod from another manufacturer. This rod has great casting and with the performance tip, easily tuned to switch from streamers and nymphing to light flies. I’ve already used it on trout water and saltwater estuarues, and it was ideal.

    • Karin Miller

      So glad you are enjoying the rod and the Performance Tip – it does make an incredible difference…and Zen Tenkara is the only company to offer this. We’re kinda cool like that 😉

    • Karin Miller

      FANTASTIC! This is the stuff we live to hear about. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Karin Miller

    From customer Jim:
    “I wanted to share with you what I caught on the Zako, it is the largest fish I have caught on a Tenkara rod. It handled the bass with ease, I on the other hand wasn’t at ease since I was using a 5x tippet and size 16 hook. I did find out that the handle makes an excellent rough measuring “stick.” From the base of the rod to the end of the cork handle is 11″ and to the end of tenkara is 17″. So, this bass measures between 16 and 17 inches.”

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