Tenkara is a simple style of fly fishing that does not use a reel. Instead, the line is attached directly to the tip of the rod, which allows for precise casting and drifts that are virtually drag free. Tenkara rods are well suited to fishing trout streams, and are also a great for catching bass and panfish. Tenkara rods are lightweight and collapsible, so they are perfect for backpackers and travelers. Since they are fished with one hand, Tenkara rods are popular with canoe and kayak anglers. Tenkara rods make it extremely easy for kids to learn to fish!