Iwana Tenkara Rod
The Iwana is our classic all-around tenkara rod and at a great value. The progressive taper, ultra-light weight, and tip action provides for great battles, even with smaller fish. Quality and strength are by no means compromised, and landing large fish is not unheard of. The original choice of many early tenkara adopters outside of Japan, the Iwana is still a great choice to help you fall in love with tenkara.
It packs to a small compact size of 20 1/2 inches, which makes it easy to fit in a day pack
These rods have a beautiful "glossy carbon" finish, where you can see the high-quality carbon fiber material through a nice glossy finish.
Extended length: 12ft (360cm)
Closed size: 20 1/2 inches (52cm) including 1/2" cap
Handle length: 11 inches (23cm)
Weight: 2.7oz (76.5grams)
Made in China with Japanese materials.
If this is your first rod purchase, we recommend you also buy the starter kit shown below, this will give you everything to get started right away (and you save some money).
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