12 foot (360cm) 6:4 soft action rod
This rod has a light feel and a soft action for an amazing Tenkara experience.
*All Starter Kits come with your choice of Tenkara line, a Foam Wheel Line holder, and 27 yard spool of tippet.
Shadowfire360 Rod Specs:
- Rod length: 360 cm (about 12 feet)
- Soft 6:4 action
- Rod weight: about 2.9 oz
- High quality carbon fiber
- Collapsed rod length: 20.5 inches
- Handle length: 10.25 inches
- 9 segments
- Metal butt cap with coin slot & drain hole
- Matte Black finish
- Hard Storage Tube: 23 inches
- Brand: DRAGONtail Tenkara
- Warranty, Returns and Repair info
The Shadowfire Tenkara rod is a great choice for water where the fish are mostly under 17 inches. The Shadowfire rod can handle larger fish than 17 inches (depending on your skill) but the HELLbender rod is designed with 17+ inch fish in mind.
The soft casting action of this Tenkara rod will help you cast more naturally and accurately. If you are using level line, you will want size #3 or #3.5 with this rod for best performance.
We also designed our handle to fit the hand more comfortably to reduce hand fatigue and to give you more casting control. You will most likely be pleased with the feel of the handle shape.
The matte black color keeps the rod from reflecting the sun and possibly alerting the fish of your presence. Despite being matte black, this rod is very appealing to the eyes and has a quality finish.
Video of Tom Davis using our rod:
(See his full written review at Teton Tenkara)
Although this Tenkara rod is not necessarily a big fish rod it can get the job done if you have room to move and some skill. Below is a nearly 23 inch rainbow I landed with this rod, it helped that I was using a longer line when I caught it.