The U.N.C. Tenkara Rod
The U.N.C. is an ultra lightweight Tenkara rod designed for fishing on small water and restrictive terrain. It is also an ideal Tenkara rod for kids!
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So, what the heck does U.N.C. stand for? U.N.C. is an abbreviation for "unnamed creek". Small water, marked by that little blue line on the map. It may not be easy to get to, and it may not be easy to fish, but it could be full of naive, wild trout eager to take your fly! Or it could just be a miserable trip to a mosquito breeding ground. You don't know until you put in the miles, fight your way through the tangled brush, and give it a cast. So what does U.N.C. stand for? It stands for adventure!
- Length Deployed: 8 ft 6 inches
- Length Collapsed: 18 inches
- Cork Grip: 9 inches, Slim profile
- Flex: Medium
- Action: 6/4
- Weight: 2 oz.
- Finish: Matte Olive Drab Green
- Tip Section: Lillian mounted on 360 degree micro-swivel
- Includes a printed soft case and a rugged travel tube
Just beginning to explore Tenkara?
The starter kit includes the critical gear you need to get fishing fast!
The starter kit includes a 12 foot Badger-Lite line, a spool of 4lb test tippet, and a set of 6 assorted flies.
Check out Tom Davis's full review of the UNC, with video, on Teton Tenkara Blog.
"It's a very capable small creek rod...I think this rod should be considered if a tenkara fisher is looking for a 270 cm range rod. It should serve them well."
"The little rod was a dream. We did a hike up the hill to find pure strain Colorado River Cutthroats and were fishing some small mountain beaver ponds and the little tenkara was probably catching 3 cutts to every one the traditional style fly rods were getting. The fellas all had to take a turn with it and I expect you will be hearing from them about an order. It was the perfect thing for the small fish. I didn't measure but the biggest of the cutts was probably 14-15" and it handled that as well as the more average 7-10 inchers." - LNT
"I caught this beautiful 14" brown on the UNC - and he's a lot fatter than the pics indicate (my hands were too wet to get better pics). I'm convinced that he would've snapped the line on a stiffer rod, but the UNC allowed me to fight him with flexible resistance."
- Dennis H
The UNC fishes great from a kayak too!
Carlos in Brazil has been using it to catch Snook and Peacock Bass.