Another inexpensive (not cheap) tenkara rod.
by Carl Zobel
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.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma