Another inexpensive (not cheap) tenkara rod.

by Carl Zobel
(Vestaburg, MI)

Added cork grip

Added cork grip

I purchased a inexpensive carbon fiber, telescopic, Chinese carp fishing rod. I have converted a few of these rods. I can't really say I made these rods. But I did install cork handle's on them! One is a 3.6M, the others are 3.M rods. I purchased the components on the auction site. I paid different prices for all the components? One rod I paid $9.35 for, one $4.05. I can't remember what I paid for the other. One cork handle I paid $4.03 for. One I paid $0.85. all included shipping! They cast as good as my Willow & Cane, and Maxcatch tenkara rods. Which I paid a lot more for! So either I am casting wrong, or my inexpensive tenkara rods are just as good as my real lower cost tenkara rods. I have found a lot of my casting ability, depends on the line I am using, mono, braided, or Furled.

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