WE HAVE REPLACED THE TATSU ROD WITH OUR NEW HELLBENDER ZOOM ROD.
12 foot (360cm) strong 6:4 action rod (feels like a 7:3 due to its strength)
*All Starter Kits come with a Foam Wheel Line holder and 27 yard spool of tippet.
Tatsu360 Rod Specs:
- Rod length: 360 cm (about 12 feet)
- 6:4 action (feels like a 7:3 due to its strength)
- Rod weight: about 3.10 ounces
- Anti-tangle swivel tip
- High quality Japanese carbon fiber
- Storage tube included (24 inches long)
- Collapsed rod length: 22 1/4 inches
- Handle length: 10 5/8 inches
- 8 segments
- Black matte finish
- Brand: DRAGONtail Tenkara
- Warranty, Returns and Repair info
This Tatsu360 DRAGONtail Tenkara fly rod is made with a high quality Japanese carbon fiber for superb performance. Its 12 foot length and 6:4 bend action is what we suggest for most situations, and especially for newbies to Tenkara. The 6:4 action allows you to feel everything the fish does, even the smaller fish will be a fun catch.
The Tatsu360 rod is well balanced for a great feel that allows you to fish it all day with less arm fatigue. The handle is long with a comfortable grip at the upper and lower end of the handle, giving you the versatility of change up your rod length as needed. The rod itself has a matte black finish that reduces rod glare from the sun so you don’t signal to the fish where you are.
Tenkara is traditionally used to catch small to medium sized fish in small mountain rivers but do not be afraid to seek out the big trout with this rod. The Tatsu360 has enough backbone to take the stress of larger trout, we have hooked into quite a few during our testing and they are a blast to fight.
The strong backbone of the Tatsu does give it a bit of a stiffer feel than some 6:4 action rods, if you would like a soft action Tenkara rod check out our Shadowfire rod.
If you are new to Tenkara, check out these casting helps on the Tenkara Forum.
Here is a Video of Tom Davis fishing the Tatsu360:
(See his full written review at Teton Tenkara)
Basic Rod Setup Video:
Tenkara is Fun: