Region Fishing has recently introduced four new tenkara rods to complement their current line up of fly fishing rods, apparel, and accessories.
Owner Mark Yamasaki was drawn to tenkara a few years ago, citing a love for the simplicity and the ability to effectively fish small water, as well as the capacity to introduce new anglers to fly fishing without a lot of complexity.
The four rod Region line is as follows:
Flat Tops – $64.99 MSRP
9’ fully extended with a durable composite handle. This is the “blue-lining” / backpacking model. It’s described as “fast action” to assist in casting line.
Bard Creek – $89.99 MSRP
12’ fully extended with a cork handle. This all-arounder is great for many different fishing applications. Range’s “favorite rod,” it’s described as perfect for someone wanting to get into tenkara fishing.
Wilson Creek Zoom – $119.99 MSRP
A convertible 10’-11’ rod that is designed for smaller creeks or ponds. It allows you to fish and adjust on lengths upon encountering brushy areas. Recommended for beaver ponds and small creeks.
Black Foot Zoom – $129.99 MSRP
A convertible 13’-14’ rod made for big rivers or lakes. This large water rod has two settings that allows for extra reach to out to pocket water currents.
Region’s line of tenkara rods are constructed using Japanese high modulus carbon fiber and a proprietary resin, which allows for an extremely lightweight rod that delivers precise presentation and extreme sensitivity. The rods carry a 2-year warranty from manufacturers defects, and repairs are “extremely reasonable.”
For more information and detail on these tenkara rod models, visit the Region Fishing website.
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