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Tenkara USA Amago

by Mark Roberts
(Portland, OR)

I have had my Amago for three years, and mainly used it on larger rivers, like the Deschutes here in Oregon, holding a variety of larger fish. I have found it to be a very adaptable rod for more traditional Tenkara style fishing as well as using much longer and heavier lines like 1-2 wt floating lines for fishing on the swing, in lengths out to 40' + tippet. It worked flawlessly for dancing with and landing a 17" Silver Salmon in Washington. I would highly recommend for this type of river and larger fish.

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Apr 21, 2020
Amago vs Nissin Zerosum Oni Honryu
by: Jay

How does the Amago compare (if at all) to the Nissin Zerosum Oni Honryu when dealing with big trout/bass or carp; maybe even light inshore fishing like SeaBass or mackerel? Thanks!

Apr 21, 2020
Amago vs Oni Honryu
by: Chris Stewart

The Amago is considerably firmer (32 pennies vs 20 for the Oni Honryu 450 or 18 for the Oni Honryu 395). That suggests it is a much more capable rod. Personally, I would not even think of using it for carp, though.

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