Tenkara Rod Co. has struck up a new collaboration with outdoor brand TOPO Designs. This week they’ll be introducing a “limited edition fly fishing kit” featuring a special edition of TRC’s popular Sierra tenkara rod!
According to Drew Hollenback, founder and El Presidente of Tenkara Rod Co.:
“This collaboration came together so naturally because first of all, TOPO makes great shit. We love their approach to the outdoors and how they have merged design with functionality. And second of all, one of the founders of TOPO loves to fish, and fishing + bags just go together so well.
The rod we are using for this collab is basically our Sierra rod. Its a 10.5 ft. rod that compacts down to 20 inches and is a fantastic all around tenkara rod and happens to be one of our best sellers. And we wanted to pair the rod with something simple because simplicity is really at the core of what we do. The accessory shoulder bag from TOPO is just a super minimal 200D recycled nylon bag that is lightweight and holds all of the essentials for a day on the river. And the cherry on top is the line wallet that organizes your line, tippet, and anything else you want to throw in.”
The “Fly Fishing Kit” includes the following items, offering everything you need to quickly get on the river or stream.
- Custom TOPO Designs x Tenkara Rod Co. Sierra rod
- Accessory shoulder bag
- Line wallet (complete with tippet, line, three dry flies, and a fly tin)
The TOPO Designs x Tenkara Co. limited-edition fly fishing kit will retail for $250 and will be available for purchase at tenkararodco.com.
This is at least the third collaboration between TOPO Designs and Tenkara Rod Co. that I recall, as the two paired up to do a rod & pack kit back in 2015, as well as a mini rod & pack kit in 2016. TOPO Designs also recently partnered with Redington for a western fly rod and pack kit in late 2022.
A demo is being sent to our own Matt Sment for evaluation. We hope to insert some of his feedback into this post, or have a separate entry once it arrives and he has some time to play with it. Matt is particularly keen to inspect the bag and line wallet.
So if you’re a beginning tenkara angler looking to get all the gear in one place, or perhaps just the ultimate fan of one or both of these brands, definitely check out the TOPO Designs x Tenkara Rod Co. collaboration HERE.
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