We're really excited about this rod and are pleased to be one of the first shops to offer the Tenkara USA Hane (say "Huh-Nay"). This lightweight (Hane means Feather in Japanese) and ultra-compact tenkara rod collapses down to a mere 15 inches for ultimate packability. The 12 telescopic segments extend to 10'10" delivering plenty of reach and line-lifting ability. This length is well suited to smaller streams but is still long enough to cover bigger water, especially when paired with a line longer than the rod.
Don't be fooled by the diminutive collapsed size and shorter-than-average extended length! The Hane packs a punch and has plenty of backbone to handle larger fish. The casting feel is quick and snappy, so it will feel more familiar to those accustomed to modern, fast-action fly rods than many of the slower, softer rods we carry.
The foam handle is nicely contoured, less expensive and more durable than cork. The white blank features a lustrous, pearly finish and should blend in with open skies above. The two tip sections are black.
If you're heading out on a bike trip that will take you by some fishy water, don't leave home without the Hane!
- Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g)
- Closed length: 15" (38cm)
- Extended length: 10'10" (330cm)
- Handle length:8" (20.5cm)
- Segments: 12