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Tenkara USA - the ITO

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The Ito - 13ft - 14ft7in (390-450cm) with Case

The Ito is the longest rod in our lineup. We strived to achieve a very long rod, with the lightest possible feel. A true delight to fish any mountain stream, the Ito will be most at home in wider streams, larger rivers and ponds. It is the main rod we like to recommend for those who fish more open streams. The Ito feels incredibly light at 13ft, as the balance is brought closer to the handle, and still very light at 14ft7in.

 Options are added at a discounted price when purchased with a Tenkara USA rod.

Special Features: The Ito features an innovative "zoom" function, which allows the angler to lock one segment in place to fish the rod either at 13ft (390cm) length or, fully extended, at 14ft7in (450cm). The zoom locks both at the butt of the rod with a proprietary cap, and at the end of the handle segment. Having a rod that can be instantly extended an extra 2ft is a true asset in any mountain stream, even some of the smaller streams. A killer combination with a very long line in a large stream, or with a shorter line in a small stream. This is by far the most versatile rod we offer.

We used the highest possible quality cork for the handle and only the finest components to make this our premium rod. The finish is also superb, being a matte black with a gradient dark blue block at the end of each segment.


Length: 13ft - 14ft7in

Finish: Matte Black with dark blue sections

Segments: 9 (can be fished as 8)

Closed length: 25.8inches (65.53cm)

Handle length: 12inches (30.48cm)

Weight: 4.1oz (116g)

* There may be slight discrepancies in their extended length of tenkara rods


Options available at additional cost:

  • Tenkara USA starter Kit - Just add a tenkara rod, fishing license and water! This kit comes in a custom mesh bag and contains all the essentials to get started tenkara fishing: 15ft of tenkara level line, the keeper, 3 flies, tippet, and forceps & nippers. 
  • 12 Tenkara Flies in Box - This slit-style and very slim fly box contains 3 of each of the tenkara flies we offer: the Amano kebari, the Ishigaki kebari, the Oki kebari and the Takayama kebari.
  • Tapered Tenkara Line - Tenkara USA's 3rd generation traditional tenkara lines are an improvement over our original lines: they cast more easily, with more precision, better against wind, and do not tangle/coil when freed from a snag. Length: 11ft/3.35m.
  • For other options - check the individual product page for more details

Options are added at a discounted rate when purchased with a Tenkara USA rod.


Tenkara USA warranty: For full warranty terms and conditions refer to Tenkara USA web site.