Tenryu fly rods are now available in the US! I have been importing Tenryu tenkara rods, spinning and baitcasting rods for years now. I have been very impressed by their quality. The fly rods are just as good!
Tenryu's lure rods have "Learn a lesson from the past" painted on the blank. The fly rods don't, but that same philosophy holds true.
Over the years, fly rods have gradually gotten faster and faster. The big name rod companies must think that fly fishermen just want to cast, not fish. With a fast rod you can cast the whole line but you don't need to cast 60-90 feet of line on a small stream. With all that line in the water, the drag you can't see from that far away will ruin your presentation anyway.
Rods got to the point that the average fisherman had to overline the rods and still had a hard time trying to cast them. Fly fishermen who wanted a pleasant day on the stream rather than a macho exercise to see who could cast the furthest finally rebelled. The pendulum then swung all the way to the other side, and glass rods became the rage.
Tenryu learned a lesson from the past and makes their fly rods with a composite of carbon and glass. The Tenryu Fates StreamWalker rods are 79% carbon and 21% glass. The rods aren't pool cues and they aren't noodles. They are soft enough that you will be able to feel the rod load and unload. They'll be fun with little wild brookies - the 6-7 inchers you'll find in the small streams no one else fishes, but they'll easily handle fish three times that size.
The remaining Tenryu Fates StreamWalker in stock are 7'3" 3-wt rods. The 7'3" rod is described as having a fast action for pinpoint casting.
The reel seat hardware appears to be black colored anodized aluminum. The hardwood spacer is the same exotic hardwood used for the reel seat spacers on their premium Specta and Alter spinning rods. Without the plastic shrink wrap (above) the wood it is very nice indeed.
79% carbon, 21% Glass
Rod sock and hard rod case included
Model - FSW733-4
Length - 7' 3"
Breakdown length - 23"
Weight 1.83 oz
FSW733-4 - Regularly $370
Sale price $296
3 rods in stock (sale price limited to rods in stock)
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