Badger Tenkara sets the standard for quality, affordable tenkara rods and gear. We've got everything you need to get started, and to take your tenkara fishing adventures to the next level! Check out our rod recommendations below if you are not sure which rod may be right for your needs.
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With fully extended lengths between 10'6'' and 11'9'', these rods allow you to maximize the "long rod" advantage and help keep the line off the water. These tenkara rods feature a smooth casting 6:4 flex profile, making them ideal for a wide variety of species and environments. Anglers with smaller hands may appreciate the slimmer profile grip on the SCOUT. The BAD AXE rod is an adjustable, two position rod. The CLASSIC is an all-purpose performer.
Backpacking, Ultra-light, and Kids Tenkara Rods:
Weighing in around 2 ounces, both of these tenkara rods are lightweight powerhouses. The UNC is the shorter and most portable option, with a fully extended length of 8'6'' and a collapsed length of only 18 inches, while the SCOUT reaches further with its 10'6'' extended length, and has a collapsed length of around 21 inches. Both rods feature a slim profile grip that is comfortable for smaller hands and adult anglers alike.
Tenkara Rods for Bass or Bigger Fish
Chasing bass with tenkara rods is a blast! We prefer the CLASSIC for water where the average fish tops out around 15 inches and the "big ones" are around 20 inches. For water where the the average bass is 18 inches and up, or for water with significant current, go big with the WISCO 2.