Essence of Tenkara Rod - Part I Fundamental of Rod Action

I was giving a presentation titled "The Essence of Tenkara Rod" at Tenkara JAM 2017 in Boone, NC on Sep 30. Tenkara JAM is the largest gathering of tenkara enthusiasts in the South and East Coast. Fishers came from around the country. What is a Tenkara Rod? Today modern tenkara rod is a fixed-line telescopic rod that is mostly made with high module carbon fiber like a fly rod. A tenkara rod can be extended up to 15' long and is extremely light and compact. Connecting the line to tenkara rod is quite simple Rod Action - The Basic: Action is an expression of time (T), fast, average and slow. With different rods, tips travel the same distance and come back to the original state in different sp

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