Although the Shadowfire 365 model is price comparatively to entry level rods it is a high performance rod that will out perform other Tenkara rods within $50 of it’s price range.
12 foot (365cm) 6:4 soft action rod. This rod has a light balanced feel and a soft action for an amazing Tenkara experience.
*All Starter Kit Options come with your choice of Tenkara line, a Foam Wheel Line holder, 3 flies, and 27 yard spool of tippet.
Shadowfire 365 Rod Specs:
- Rod length: 368 cm (about 12 feet)
- Soft 6:4 action
- Rod weight: about 2.9 oz
- CCS/RFI: 20 pennies/ 5.4
- High quality carbon fiber (IM10)
- Collapsed rod length: 23.25 inches
- Handle length: 10.25 inches
- 8 segments
- Swivel Tip Lillian (by popular demand)
- Universal & Regular Tip Cap included
- Matte Black finish (except logo section is gloss finish)
- Hard Storage Tube: 24.75 inches
- Brand: DRAGONtail Tenkara
- Warranty, Returns and Repair info
Great Rod For Most People
The 12ft length and soft action make the Shadowfire 365 a great rod for most purposes. It is a great choice for small streams to rivers where the fish are mostly under 18 inches and as small as 4 inches. The Shadowfire rod can handle larger fish than 18 inches, depending on your Tenkara fighting skills but it is not really a big fish rod.
The soft smooth casting action of this Tenkara rod with very very low oscillation will help you cast more naturally and accurately. If you are using level line, you will want size #3 or #3.5 for best performance but it will cast smaller sizes if desired. It will also cast any furled lines or tapered lines with ease.
Premium Rod Flex
The improved flex of this rod balances out the pressure nicely throughout the rod sections to eliminate hinging or points of pressure when fighting fish. This is something you would expect out of an expensive rod but you get it at a much less expensive price.
Swivel Tip Lillian
We have brought back the swivel tip lillian (by popular demand) and made it thin enough to slide through the 2nd tip section so you can take rod fully apart for cleaning. This swivel tip allows your lillian to rotate and swivel with your line.
Comfortable Handle Shape
We designed our handle to fit the hand more comfortably to reduce hand fatigue and to give you more casting control. The classic camel double hump shape gives you many options to grip it in many different positions to accommodate your preference.
The matte black color of all the rod sections, except the handle/logo section, keeps the rod from reflecting the sun light and possibly alerting the fish of your presence. This is something that Tom Davis influenced us to do and it is preferred by many Tenkara anglers.
Premium Knitted Rod Sock
The rod sock is a soft knitted material that looks great and is thick enough to provide padded protection, for those times when you who prefer to leave the hard case behind. It is super easy and fast to remove and put away your rod without messing with silly strings or velcro flaps.
The New Shadowfire 365 Big Improvement from old Shadowfire 360
Many people loved our old Shadowfire 360 model but this new Shadowfire 365 model is in a league much higher. Here are some of the improvements that make this new 365 model much better than just another intermediate rod.
- Softer flex with improved flex distribution through the whole rod.
- Lighter swing weight for greatly reduced tip heaviness.
- Re-added the swivel tip lillian (by popular demand) and made it thin enough to slide through the tip so you can take rod fully apart for cleaning.
- Updated and more appealing look/graphics.
- Increased durability and strength without increasing the weight.
Warranty & Parts
Immediate manufacture Defects (or missing items): We replace the defective (or missing) parts free of charge.
One-Time Rod Replacement Warranty: All DRAGONtail Tenkara rods have a ONE-TIME rod replacement warranty for accidentally destroy your Tenkara rod. For the Shadowfire 365 rod the replacement warranty fee is $50 + shipping. This rod replacement is for the rod only, does not include the rod tube or other extras. You must have your purchase receipt for this warranty option.
Replacement (or spare) Parts: You can also purchase rod sections (or any part) separately to repair your rod (see replacement parts), our rod part prices are comparable to what you pay for warrantied repairs that other companies offer.