Looking to expand your fly fishing arsenal is never a bad thing. With its increasing popularity outside of Japan, now sounds like a great time to get into tenkara, the traditional Japanese technique of mountain stream trout fishing. If you’re not quite sure where to start getting into the back-to-basics awesomeness of tenkara, this Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Kit sounds like the perfect starter set.
To keep you busy while waiting the winter out, the Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Kit comes with a copy of the book , authored by Yvon Chouinard, Mauro Mazzo, and Craig Matthews. That way, you can read up on the subject and pretend to know what you’re doing when you finally do make the drive. Aside from the book, the set includes a telescoping tenkara fly rod (available in different lengths, up to 11.5 feet), a level floating tenkara line, three 5.5-foot taped leaders, a dozen soft-hackle flies, and an instruction booklet (for setting up the gear), all bundled inside a storage bag. If you’re wondering why there’s no reel, that’s the beauty of tenkara – you literally fish without one, which is why the rod is much longer than usual.
Fly Fishing Combo Kit includes fly reel, fiberglass rod blank with stainless steel snake guides, aluminum oxide stripper guide, double-locking aluminum reel seat and EVA grip. Also includes , tapered leader and 2 flies.
This fly fishing kit has everything you need to start waving the long wand like a pro. The perfect start for those eager to experiment with fly fishing but don’t know where to start. 5/6 weight is a great allround weight for trout and light estuary flyfishing, giving you a good start on your fly fishing addiction.