We recommend experimenting with different rigging styles until you find what works best for you. Here are a few things to consider when choosing line and tippet length.
*Tenkara rods typically work best with a line system that is approximately the same length of the rod, plus an additional 3-6 feet of tippet.
*Most anglers find that fishing line systems longer than 1.5 times the rod length begins to diminish their ability to keep the line off the water.
*Longer line systems increase the amount of hand lining that you have to do to land your fish.
*Tippet plays two important roles in the line system. First, it provides a stealthy, small diameter section of line to attach the fly to. Second, it is a "safety" section that is intended to snap off before the rod encounters physical forces that will damage it. Unless otherwise noted in the product description, we recommend that you do not exceed 6lb test tippet sections on your Badger Tenkara rod.
When we decided to sell our own rods, we experimented with many different line types. Eventually, we decided to try traditional PVC fly fishing lines, and quickly became impressed by how well they worked for Tenkara! We like these lines because they are durable as heck, they have almost no line memory, and they cast wonderfully. We also like the way you can feel the rod load with these lines versus traditional and level line. They still deliver the fly delicately (if not quite as delicately as a furled line) and they are still easy to keep off the water for a drag free drift. We have found them to be the best compromise between all of the line types, though fishing with them never feels like a compromise!