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New Tenkara Tanuki Rod: Outbound Adventurer 320

Luong Tam of Tanuki Tenkara is always coming up with new rod designs and new looks. The latest is a new version of his Pocket Ninja rod: The Pocket Ninja 320 – Outbound Adventurer.

The Outbound Adventurer features graphically bold artwork and is now available for pre-order in three different versions:

Abstract Trout Skin

Tenkara Tanuki Outbound Adventurer - Tenkara Angler - Trout Skin

High Mountain Stream by Anthony Naples of Pittsburgh PA (your’s truly)

Tenkara Tanuki Outbound Adventurer - Tenkara Angler - High Mountain Stream

Swimming Brown Trout by Charles Jardine of the UK.

Tenkara Tanuki Outbound Adventurer - Tenkara Angler - Swimming Brown Trout

Rod Details

The Pocket Ninja 320 is an updated version of the original Tanuki Pocket Ninja 335 (which was actually a 320 cm rod). Luong says that this new version will be similar in action to the original but “it has a little stronger backbone to handle fish in faster water better.”

The Outbound Adventurer 320 is a soft to medium action rod. It is designed to be a multipurpose rod that will work well with unweighted kebari as well as dry flies and small bead-head nymphs. Because of the “gripless” design and thus direct contact with the carbon fiber of the rod itself it should be a sensitive rod for strike detection when nymphing.


  • Price: $324.95
  • Length: ~ 10’6″ /~ 320 cm.
  • Closed Length: ~13″ / 34cm
  • Weight: ~ 2oz.

Pre-Order is happening now and rods are expecting to ship Mid January 2023.

Click HERE to go to the The Pocket Ninja 320 – Outbound Adventurer page to order yours.

Tanuki has kindly provided a coupon code for all Tenkara Angler readers!
Save 5% off your purchase at their website using code TENKARAANGLER

A reader submitted review of the smaller sister the to the Outbound Adventurer 320, the Tanuki Pocket Ninja 240 – Headwater

A reader submitted review of the original Tanuki Pocket Ninja

A nice Pennsylvania brown trout caught on the original version of the Tanuki Pocket Ninja

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