Tenkara Accessories

ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Gear

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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin

"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

As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.


The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

Beware of the Dogma

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Tenkara accessories are all those things (beyond your rod, line and fly) that it turns out you really do need.

And since you will need more than a rod, line and fly, you will need something to carry it in. The ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Gear is specifically designed for tenkara anglers.

I am often asked, "What do I need to start tenkara fishing?" Besides the rod and the line, you will need a way to manage the line when the rod is collapsed. I would recommend either the Tenkara Line Holders . The Tenkara Line Holders allow you to store the line when it is off the rod, and you can store it with the tippet and fly still attached. They come two to a pack so you can have lines of different lengths.

Most Japanese tenkara rods do not come with a rod case. If you want a little protection for your rod you might want a light weight Rod Case.

If you want a TenkaraBum Rod Sock, we've got you(re rod) covered.

Fishing Gloves by Little Presents, the same company that makes the Wader Gaiters, provide warmth in winter and sun protection in summer.

The Fuji Rod Caps are nice as a backup tip cap or as a replacement for the cap that came with you rod. They hold securely and are large enough that they are hard to lose.

The Daiwa Figure 8 Tool is extremely handy. It holds a fly while you tie on the tippet, plus aids immensely when tying any knot that requires pushing or pulling line through a loop.

Replacement lillian is also a backup that you'll hopefully never need, but it is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Tippet rings make tying your tippet to your line - and changing tippets when necessary - very easy.

Most tenkara anglers do not use "indicators," but some do. If you do, try the Nakazima Ball Floats, they're better than Thingamabobbers.