Sato Tenkara Rod
Sato 10'8"/ 11'10"/ 12'9"
The Sato is the rod we designed to make it easier to choose a tenkara rod, reducing the need to contemplate the question of "what tenkara rod should I get?"
The Tenkara USA Sato™ is a compact and lightweight (2.9oz) adjustable tenkara rod that can be fished at 3 lengths: 10'8", 11'10", and 12'9" (3.25m - 3.9m). At its shorter length it is perfect for tighter streams, and at its full length it will be ideal when the stream opens up again or when you find a bigger pool to cast your fly. The Sato is named after Mr. Ernest Satow, an avid mountaineer who was the first person to make a written record of tenkara.
The Sato™ has two patent pending features:
Triple-zoom: this allows you to use the rod at three different lengths - 10’8”/ 11’10”/12’9” (330/360/390cm). The average length for a tenkara rod is 12ft long, we like to recommend rods that are closer to 13ft, yet many people are intimidated by such long lengths for rods intended for smaller streams. So, we felt a rod with the 3 most common lengths would be an easy choice: short to ease you into tenkara, medium to give you a taste of the advantages presented by a long tenkara rod, and long to help you take full advantage to the tenkara method.
Keep your Plug™ system (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. We designed the “Keep your plug”™ system. 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 Sato™ will come with two plugs on the rod; please leave one at home in case you ever need it.
Weight: 2.9 oz (82.2g);
Closed length: 22 3/4"(57.78cm);
Open lengths: 10’8”/ 11’10”/12’9” (330/360/390cm)*;
Handle length:10 ½”(26.7cm);
* 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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