ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Gear

ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Sling Lite

Zimmerbuilt Sling Lite showing rod pockets and shock cords.
Zimmerbuilt Sling Lite showing shoulder strap.

The Tenkara Sling Lite is smaller and simpler than the Tenkara Guide Sling. It has one compartment that measures 20"x8"x3" and has just about the space you'll need for your lunch, a water bottle, a rain jacket and a little bit of gear. And if you don't carry a lunch, some water, and a rain jacket, why in the world not? You don't have to get very far off the road to not be found quickly if you happen to fall and sprain an ankle. And even if you don't fall, having a bit of food and water with you makes for a more pleasant day on the stream.

The Tenkara Sling Lite has a hook for a water bladder and a hose port at the top of the pack.

As with the Tenkara Guide Sling, the Tenkara Sling Lite has two rod sheaths on the back which will conveniently hold as many rods as you could want.

The shoulder strap has molle webbing to attach a Tenkara Chest Pack, Strap Pack or Micro Pack. The Tenkara Sling Lite weighs 7.7 oz and has a water resistant zipper.

ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Sling Lite - $80

ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Strap Pack

Zimmerbuilt Strap Pack front
Zimmerbuilt Strap Pack back

The Tenkara Strap Pack is designed to attach to the shoulder strap of the Tenkara Guide Sling, Tenkara Sling Lite or any other pack with shoulder strap webbing. The top opening and generous 6" x 4.5" x 2" dimensions allow easy access to a TenkaraBum Easy Grip fly box or C&F 1544 fly box, a Small Tenkara Line holder and two spools of tippet (sold separately). The front outside pocket will hold more tippet or small tools. The rear outside pocket will hold flat items like a package of tippet rings, a TipGrip or coiled line like the Nissin PALS SP Pro tapered fluorocarbon line. The Tenkara Strap Pack weighs just 1.5 oz. Two upper loops allow for easy connection of the supplied cord so the Tenkara Strap Pack can also be carried around your neck.

ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Strap Pack - $30

Shipping: Sling Lite

Domestic shipping is $10 via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery).

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package. Packages under 24" long and under $400 in value will go via USPS First Class International. Packages over 24" or over $400 will go via USPS Priority Mail International. The international shipping charge will be calculated at checkout.

Shipping: Chest Pack

Domestic shipping is $4, via USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered with an item that must go via Priority Mail, and which has a higher shipping charge).

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package.

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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

Currently processing orders that were received Jan 22.

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Some products, the more you use them, the more you see the flaws. The more I use the Sling Lite and Guide Sling, the more I appreciate their design and functionality.

John E, Texas