DRAGONtail's Shadowfire360 sets a high bar for quality and affordability in a tenkara rod. This is a very versatile rod that can cover a wide variety of fishing situations, from small streams to larger rivers or even lakes and ponds. The soft, sensitive tip section aids strike detection and protects fine tippets but this rod has plenty of backbone to handle strong fish. DRAGONtail recommends the Shadowfire for targeting fish up to 17" but larger fish can definitely be landed on this rod with skill and patience. If you're looking to get started fishing tenkara without breaking the bank, look no further!
Add a Starter Kit to your order and you'll be ready to go fishing! We recommend starting the 12.5ft line for the Shadowfire. Looking to customize your setup? We're happy to help! Give us a call or email!
Shadowfire360 Rod Specs:
- Rod length: 360 cm (about 12 feet)
- Soft 6:4 action
- Rod weight: about 2.9 oz
- High quality carbon fiber
- Collapsed rod length: 20.5 inches
- Handle length: 10.25 inches
- 9 segments
- Metal butt cap with coin slot & drain hole
- Matte Black finish
- Hard Storage Tube: 23 inches
The Shadowfire 360 casts smoothly. It balances well, with just a little tip heaviness, but this is minimal.... The rod has a little tip oscillation, but it dampens relatively quickly. Accuracy with the rod was good and I could place my fly pretty much anywhere I wanted it to go even with a slight breeze.... This is a nice entry level tenkara rod for those fishers who prefer a softer action.... If you are looking for an inexpensive softer 6:4 rod for your initial tenkara rod, or as a backup, then consider the Shadowfire 360 from DRAGONtail Tenkara.