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Tenkara USA already has six models in its lineup, including an eleven-foot model, the Iwana, designed for tighter streams, and the Ebisu, a 12-footer with an elegant red pine handle.
The new Amago 6:4 ($169) is their longest rod yet, at 13′ 6″. (Longer is better in Tenkara, as long as the situation allows it, since it allows for longer drag-free drifts).
The company says they built the rod after several requests from Western anglers who wanted the longer option for wider, bigger water (and perhaps echoing the prediction made by Paul Bruun in our 2010 Fearless Predictions article that “after many years of ignoring anything longer than 8 1/2 ft. and 9 ft. rods for regular fishing are going to convince users of the versatility found in longer equipment.”)