DRAGONtail Tenkara Gear

“Providing affordable quality in Tenkara gear” is our slogan and we do everything we can to live up to that slogan. We are a one-stop shop for everything you need for Tenkara from Tenkara rods, Tenkara lines, kebari flies, hooks & fly tying materials, to Tenkara accessories. If you are new to Tenkara, you might watch our Tenkara Setup & Basics video to learn how to setup and use you new Tenkara rod. If you have any Tenkara questions feel free to send us a message or give us a call.



Mutant zx380 Zoom Tenkara RodMutant zx380 3-Length Zoom Full-Flex Tenkara Rod $159.99


NIRVANA Tenkara Rods (Premium Grade Rods)

NIRVANA 400 Tenkara rodNIRVANA 400 13ft Tenkara rod (our favorite rod) $139.99


NIRVANA 370z Zoom Tenkara rodNIRVANA 370z 12.25ft/11ft Zoom Tenkara rod $139.99


DRAGONtail Tenkara Rods

MIZUCHI zx340 Small Stream Tenkara RodMIZUCHI Small Stream Tenkara Rod (co-designed by Tom Davis)$159.99


Shadowfire 365 Tenkara Rod(NEW Model) Shadowfire 365 12ft Tenkara Rod (#1 Seller)$99.99


HYDRA zx390 Zoom soft action TenkaraHYDRA zx390 13ft/11.6ft Zoom Tenkara$124.99


HELLbender Zoom big water Tenkara rodHELLbender 13ft/11.3ft Zoom Tenkara Rod (great for bigger fish) $149.99


Tenkara Lines

Nodachi Furled Tenkara Line - Premium lineNodachi Furled Line$16.00

Shogun Furled Tenkara line for light weight nymphingShogun Light Nymph Line$16.00


Oudachi Nymphing Tenkara Furled LineOudachi Nymphing Line$16.00

Tachi Furled Tenkara LineTachi Furled Line$18.50


DRAGONtail Premium Tenkara Level Line 30mDRAGONtail Level Line$14.99

NISSIN Oni Tenkara Level LineNISSIN ONI Level Line$18.99


YAMATOYO Hi-Vis Tenkara Level LineYAMATOYO Hi-Vis Level Line$16.99

Light PVC Floating Tenkara LineLight PVC Floating Tenkara Line$9.99


Level Taper Fly line 100ft.Heavy Tenkara PVC Line$29.99

YGK ULTRA Sight THIN Tenkara Level LineYGK THIN Level Line$19.99


Sanyo Valcan LOW-VIS Tenkara Level LineSanyo Low-Vis Level Line$22.99

YGK Tenkara Pink Level LineYGK Pink Level Line$18.49


Sunline Pink Tornado SV-I LineSunline Pink Tornado Line size 2$12.99

Shogun Bushi Combo Furled LinesShogun & Bushi Line Combo$22.00


Fujino Soft Tenkara Line TaperedFujino Soft Tenkara Line$15.00

Tenkara Starter KitTenkara Starter Kitstarting at $18.50


Katana Furled Tenkara Line - Premium lineKatana Furled Line$18.00


Ultimate Tenkara Starter Kit (both level and furled lines)Ultimate Tenkara Starter Kit (both level and furled lines)$49.99


Tenkara Line Holders

NIRVANA Tenkara Line Holder WheelNIRVANA Tenkara Line Holder$12.00

Tenkara Line Cards for Level LineTenkara Line Cards$5.00


EVA Foam Tenkara Line Holders 6 packEVA Foam Line Holders (6 pack)$6.00

Meiho Chibamaru Tenkara Line Spools (70mm)Meiho Line Holders (2 pack)$9.99


NISSIN Pals Tenkara Line Holder (2 pack)NISSIN Line Holders (2 pack)$12.99

Wide Channel Foam Line HoldersWide Foam Line Holders (6 pack)$6.00


Tenkara Line Winders

Tenkara Snap-On Line WindersTenkara Snap-On Line Winders$7.00

Easy Hook KeepersEasy Hook Keepers$4.00


Tenkara Nets

DAIWA Folding Net Small with wood handleDAIWA Folding Net Small$59.99

DAIWA One-Touch Folding Tenkara Net DamoDAIWA Folding Net$54.99


DAMO Tenkara NetDAMO Tenkara Net$54.99


Flies & Tenkara Flies

24 Tenkara Flies Combo24 Tenkara Flies Combo$25.00

Grave Digger Kebari flies12 Grave Digger Kebari Flies$15.00


12 Pheasant Tail Kebari Flies12 Pheasant Tail Kebari Flies$14.00

12 Killer Bug Flies12 Killer Bug Flies$15.00


12 Hare’s Ear Kebari Flies12 Hare’s Ear Kebari Flies$14.00

12 Zebra Kebari Tenkara Flies12 Zebra Kebari Flies$10.00


12 Copper John Style Kebari Tenkara Flies12 Copper John Kebari Flies$10.00

12 Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Flies12 Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle$15.00


10 Peacock Kebari Flies12 Peacock Kebari Flies$14.00

18 Sakasa Kebari Tenkara Fly Pack18 Sakasa Tenkara Fly Pack$17.99



Moonlit Fluorocarbon TippetMoonlit Fluorocarbon Tippet$7.49

Fujino Fluorocarbon Tippet LineFujino Fluorocarbon Tippet$12.99


Moonlit TippetMoonlit Mono Tippet$2.99


Tenkara Rod Tubes, Cases & Socks

23 inch Tenkara-Rod-TubesTenkara Rod Tube $18.00

Stylish Tenkara Rod SockStylish Rod Sock$6.00


Sling Strap Attachment for any rod tubeSling Strap Attachment$10.99


Tenkara Tip Caps

Universal Tip CapUniversal Tip Cap$8.99

Fuji PTC-10 Tenkara Universal Tip Cap for thin rodsFuji PTC-10 Cap$5.75


Tippet Rings & Micro Swivels

Premium NIRVANA Tippet RingsPremium Tippet Rings$5.99

Macro-Swivels25 Pack Macro-Swivels$3.79


Fishing Accessories

NIRVANA Dry Fly and Furled Line FLOATANTNIRVANA Floatant$4.95

Otter Butter Line FloatantOtter Butter Line Floatant$5.50


Fly Line NippersFly Line Nippers$4.25

Clip-On Self-Contained LanyardClip-On Self-Contained Lanyard$5.00


NIRVANA Waterproof Phone Bag Case for FishingWaterproof Phone Case$3.99

NIRVANA Neck GatorsNIRVANA Neck Gators$6.00


Fishing Buff HeadwearNeck Gaiter$8.00


Fly Boxes

Brook Vest Fly Patch / Zinger Fly PatchBrook Silicone Fly Patch$12.99

Small Plastic 2 Faced Fly BoxPlastic 2 Faced Fly Box$11.99


Slim Magnetic Waterproof Fly BoxSlim Magnetic Fly Box$11.99

The Brook Box (Silicone Insert Fly Box)The Brook Box (Silicone Fly Box)$35.99



Semperfli Classic Waxed ThreadSemperfli Classic Waxed Thread $3.85

Brents Soft Hackle/Kebari Selection #1Brents Dubbing Selection #1$22.00


Wapsi Soft Hackle Hen Saddle PatchWapsi Hen Saddle Patch$4.99

Brents Soft Hackle/Kebari Selection #2Brents Dubbing Selection #2$22.00


Semperfli Straggle String Mix PackSemperfli Straggle String$7.32

Semperfli Straggle Legs Spools (Micro Legs)Semperfli Straggle Legs $4.18


Semperfli Micro MetalSemperfli Micro Metal$5.14

Whiting 100 Fly Feather PackWhiting 100 Fly Feather Pack$19.95


Whiting Brahma Hen SaddleWhiting Brahma Hen Saddle$22.00

Whiting Red Label Hen CapeWhiting Red Label Hen Cape$30.00


Whiting Red Label Hen SaddleWhiting Red Label Hen Saddle$12.95

Overton's Wonder WaxOverton’s Wonder Wax$14.85


Griffin Dubbing TwisterGriffin Dubbing Twister$4.35

Swiss CDC Multi-Clamp (Dubbing Clip)Swiss CDC Multi-Clamp$42.50


Solarez UV-ResinSolarez UV-Resin$14.95

Vicuna Dubbing Tenkara Blend CollectionVicuna Dubbing Tenkara Blends$16.00


Vicuna Dubbing Hare's Ear Substitute SelectionVicuna Dubbing Hare’s Ear Subs$22.00

Terra Royal Coachman Fly Tying Tool KitFly Tying Kitstarting at $29.95


Adjustable UV Quick-Cure Pen LightUV Quick-Cure Pen Light$12.99

Wapsi Natural Fur Dubbing Dispenser 12 ColorsNatural Fur Dubbing Dispenser$14.99


Barbless Hooks

DOHIKU Dry Fly Barbless Hook HDD 301DOHIKU Dry Fly Hook HDD 301$7.25

DOHIKU Scud Barbless Hook HDD 644DOHIKU Scud Hook HDD 644$7.25


ML061 Fly Tying Barbless HookML061 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29

ML062 Fly Tying Barbless HookML062 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29


ML051 Fly Tying Barbless HookML051 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29

ML056 Fly Tying Barbless HookML056 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29


ML052 Fly Tying Barbless HookML052 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29

ML055 Fly Tying Barbless HookML055 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29


ML059 Fly Tying Barbless HookML059 Fly Tying Barbless Hook$5.29

Moonlit TOGATTA ML101 Premium Barbless HooksMoonlit TOGATTA ML101 50 Hooks$9.99


Fly Tying Quills

Wapsi Ringneck Pheasant Tail FeathersRingneck Pheasant Tail Feathers$3.99

Semperfli True Peccary Quills SyntheticSynthetic Peccary Quills$5.56


Wapsi Peacock Eye FeathersPeacock Eye Feathers$3.70

Semperfli Peacock Quill Substitute MulticardSemperfli Peacock Quill Multicard$6.44


Fly Tying Yarn

Semperfli Dirty Bug YarnSemperfli Dirty Bug Yarn$5.32

Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift YarnJamieson’s Shetland Spindrift Yarn$2.50


Killer bug yarnKiller Bug Yarnstarting at $2.50

Purple Haze YarnPurple Haze Yarnstarting at $2.50


Sunrise YarnSunrise Yarn starting at $2.50

Moorit/Shaela YarnMoorit/Shaela Yarnstarting at $2.50


Mist YarnMist Yarn starting at $2.50

Semperfli Chadwick 477 Substitute YarnChadwick’s 477 Substitute$3.83


Bracken YarnBracken Yarnstarting at $2.50

Semperfli Perfect Shrimp Wool YarnSemperfli Perfect Shrimp Wool$3.83


28 thoughts on “DRAGONtail Tenkara Gear

  1. Darrell Root

    Thank you, received my rod today, 3/3/14 , appreciate the updates and am very happy with product, local creeks finally got rain so I’ll give it a try, Respectfully Darrell

  2. Greg Potter

    Received and fished my Tatsu 360 this week. It’s the end of trout season in Michigan but a few marginal streams are still open. I really just went to cast and play with lines and leaders but ended up with two browns and lost a third when I took a call, I hate cell phones. It’s my first tenkara rod so I really don’t have anything to compare against but it was everything I had hoped for, how often does that happen?

    I’m the director for Michigan TU’s Youth Trout Camp in Michigan and I can see us adding tenkara to the curriculum for 2015. The casting is easy playing fish is a ball and the entry cost point means all the kids that come to our camp that are not from fly fishing families can continue flyfishing at home without dipping into their college fund. Exactly what i was looking for.

    I’ll probably be contacting you for a few camp rods this winter/spring.


      1. Greg Potter

        No, I didn’t take the time to tie anything special. I was just swinging bead head soft hackles. This was in a public park in a section that our watershed manager didn’t think was holding trout, that’s the other reason for my outing.

        Since then I let a couple of our other camp instructors use the rod and I wasn’t sure I was going to get it back. They, and I’m sure a lot of other people, didn’t understand that you cast a tenkara rod, not just dapple it.

  3. Paul dunn

    Got my rod this afternoon, stoked! Super fast shipping! Now if this ridiculous weather would clear i’m going fishing!

  4. Glen

    I received my 360 tenkara rod today what a great rod it feels great cast great and looks great. Brent answers questions fast mails fast .This is by far the best place to get your tenkara great I will no longer shop anywere else. Thanks Brent. Glen

  5. Fisher Mirto

    Love the tatsu, took it to a local park lake and caught 2 dozen stocked rainbows ,at about 1.5 to 2.5 lbs a peace, within 2 days of receiving the rod. Didn’t bring a net with me the first day (like an idiot) and lost a few fish as well as a couple of flies, the next day I lost the last kebari I had to the the wear and tear of the catching of 14 more fish.

  6. Ethan

    If you are looking to find great tenkara rods and gear for a great price, with great customer service, this is the place to come. I have had my shadowfire 360 for about 2 months now and have caught many, many trout on it. I have also purchased multiple items from Brent and every time the quality has been excellent. Brent just recently helped me out by helping me pick a good line to go with my rod for some high alpine lake fishing. He was quick to respond to my many questions and went above and beyond to help out. This is one of the best companies to deal with and offer great products! Also, give their flies a try, the Utah Killer bugs are great and last a long time.

  7. Tim Stessney

    Can’t say enough positive things about Tenkara fishing and Dragontail. Brent is the absolute best when it comes to customer service….not because of product defect, but from my own lack of balance (when you slip and fall in the river, throw your rod away). I have done western fly fishing for several years, but have not considered myself a successful trout fisherman until I took up Tenkara. It made me focus on my stalking technique because the actual mechanics of casting and no reel took all the “thinking” out of fishing and I really started to be a consistent producer. I only use 3 flies….a reverse hackle, Beadhead pheasant tail nymph and killer bug, all of which I tie myself (easy to do….just started tying when I took up Tenkara). I pay no attention to hatches anymore. I fish on average, three times a week and only had my western rod out once in 3 months. I have a Tatsu360….great products, great company.

  8. Chris Robson

    I live in The DFW area in Texas. I bought the Shadowfire rod, line, and an extra tip at the last minute for a hiking trip in Utah. Brent got everything to me on time. On the trip I caught Grayling for the first time and the biggest Brook trout I have ever seen. The wind on the trip shut down my friends using 4 and 5 weight flyrod set ups. We all ended up sharing my Shadowfire, which was surprisingly manageable in the high wind. One week later I used the rod to catch Bass and Bluegill in Texas. My brother likes this rod more than one he bought that cost twice as much. Great company and a great product!

  9. Jason Ferrrell

    I received my Komodo rod and love it. Ive been fly fishing for a long and the first time out using the Komodo Tenkara rod with traditional Kebari fly, I slayed the fish. Not only were the fish hooked so am I !!!

  10. Derek Q

    Thanks for the fast shipping Been fishing Tenkara ( Hellbender ) now 3 weeks now have caught about 30 fish all from 10 inch to 26 inch all Brown rainbow speckle on 4 and 5 x tippet i loose alot of fish bigger because of tippet i think …or maybe i need longer mainline…..but anyway i love Tenkara style fishing thanks for the great pole

  11. jesse summers

    Great job on the new videos, need to put some more on with more technical stuff, lines, flies.

  12. Raygen

    Im am fortunate enough to live in the same town dragontail supplies from. I will tell you one thing i have found a new love for fishing and since buying the hellbender i have no picked up another set up.
    Brent is great to deal with and i enjoy being able to visit with him in person he has helped me many times . I highly recommend this company to any one looking to get into tenkara. Thank you DRAGONtail

  13. Jackson

    Purchased the shadowfire 360 and only on the second trip the third section was snapped by a fairly sizable fish. Dragontail tenkara is an amazing company, I emailed costumer services and within the same day they shipped me a replacement part and I received the part two days later! I highly recommend this company, they make great products and are very helpful!! 5 stars!!!!!!

  14. Eric D Hall

    Wow! The quick customer service is awesome! Orders are shipped out fast. My wife loved her Shadowfire rod. I just ordered 2 Hellbender rods for my son and new bride. I cant wait to use them in Minnesota in 2 weeks!

  15. Jim Rhoads

    This is a letter to agree with all who write and commend you on customer service. Amazing. I’ve never been more pleased and appreciative of service given me.

    Also am happy and excited about a new customer you have, Andrew Strausser. I was telling him about Tenkara at work last week. He asked me and I gave him your website and he is expecting his Shadowfire today. Can’t wait to get out with him and enjoy some great fishing.

    Thanks again!

  16. Roger Kesterson


    All I can say is, “Wow!” Your helpfulness and blazing fast customer service and shipping is the epitome of “above and beyond”. I called you Tuesday afternoon to inquire about the purchase of a replacement for the Tatsu 360 that I lost the previous Sunday, and my new Komodo arrived today, Thursday. I really appreciate the affordable prices and personal attention, and gladly call myself a DRAGONtail customer!

    Thank you so much!

  17. Wayne Mumau

    I currently own 2 dragontail tenkara rods, the Shadowfire and the Talon. I have to say I love them both. I’ve been fly fishing for native brook trout here in Pennsylvania since I was 10 years old. I am now 60 and just this year switched to Tenkara for my native brookies. What a blast, I fish the waters in Tuscarora State Forest in south Central Pennsylvania for brookies and Green Spring creek for brown and rainbow. The rods have performed flawlessly and I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve also ordered fly tying hooks, materials and accessories from Dragontail and I’m completely satisfied with both the quality of product and speed of shipping. I will continue to shop with them and to recommend them to anyone I know who is looking to try this wonderful way of fishing.

  18. steve brown

    After trying a friends tenkara rod, and hooking fish after fish, I was hooked. Ordered a Shadowfire and had my first trout within ten minutes. Just got the Hydra and know I’m gonna’ have some more fun. Really love this style of fishing, affordable and fun…Thanks Dragontailtenkara.

  19. Jim Duncan

    Outstanding customer service, courteous, responsive and fast delivery. DRAGONtail will be my source for all my Tenkara needs.

  20. Pete Wareham

    Great service and products! Not much need to say much more really, except that if you haven’t tried Tenkara yet, you are missing out!

  21. Earl Wagoner

    These folks ship faster than anyone I have ever dealt with! Their products are outstanding. You have my business forever!

  22. Debra Arnold

    I received my new Dragontail Mutant rod plus lines, flies, etc. a couple of months ago and I couldln’t be more pleased – Tenkara has revolutionized fishing for me! And, Brent was really helpful and returned my calls within a day when I had questions – so customer service with this company is an A+!
    I’ve only used the rod twice due to weather constraints as winter’s approaching in NW MT. And, I have yet to catch a fish, but my fishing EXPERIENCE was soooooo much better than I’ve ever had with my western fly fishing equipment. I actually spent close to twice the amount of time acutally FISHING – what a concept! The rod casts (using a furled line initially) so beautifully and easily, and gone (almost) are the frustrating times of retrieving and untangling my fly from the bush or tree behind me. And, I can cast into a pool in a stream and have my fly stay mostly where I want it, pulse it a bit, and not have a fly line catch current and drag it out. Woohoo! And, I don’t miss stripping and mending line either.
    This is fishing like it should be, and I can be set up in less than a minute. Love the simlplicity and light weight gear. Also, the furled lines are so light and easy to cast. I’m really impressed with the quality of the equipment and service at Dragontail. Only minor complaint is the name of my rod – “mutant” 🙂 Might suggest “Nirvana’ instead!


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