Rhodo Tenkara Rod
Walking down the bank, you notice a trout hanging in the current. It's oblivious to your presence. You rig your tenkara rod, look up and realize the stream is choked with overhanging limbs. You extend the rod, but in this case you don't extend it all the way, just to the first setting under 9ft in length. You cast and catch the fish.
For these situations we developed the Rhodo™, a rod that can be fished short when things get tight, or longer when the stream opens up.
The Tenkara USA Rhodo is the lightest feeling tenkara rod we make. With several years of design experience under our belt and feedback from our users, we feel we have achieved what we set out to do: give you a rod that is super light-weight, durable, versatile and feels very precise. We wanted to design a rod that would make it easy to answer "which tenkara rod should I get if I mostly fish very small streams?”
The Rhodo has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths 8'10" / 9'9" / 10'6"= 270/297/320cm. Since we began Tenkara USA people have been asking for a sub-9ft tenkara rod. We felt that a short rod could come in handy in some cases but for the most part anglers would miss the advantage that comes from fishing with a long tenkara rod. So, we developed a rod that could be the best of both worlds: short when you need it, long when you want it!
Keep your Plug™ (patent pending): We're very excited about this very simple yet innovative feature. After hearing that no one has ever been able to keep their tenkara rod plug for longer than a year we decided we should find a solution for you to never lose your plug again: the Keep your plug system. Tenkara USA's rods are the only rods in the market with this feature. Next time you go fishing, remove the plug from the top end of your rod and insert it into the hole at the bottom of your rod. The Rhodo will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
Weight: 2.1 oz (59.5 g)
Closed length: 21" (53.3cm)
Open lengths: 8'10" / 9'9" / 10'6"= 270/297/320cm*
Handle length: 9" (22.9cm)
* There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods*
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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