|Nice brookie taken with a Tenkara Rod Co. rod|
When it comes to books and fishing gear I generally am the guy who judges a book by it's cover (albeit...very carefully). Though many new companies have sprung up selling tenkara rods and gear, I have stuck with Tenkara USA and TenkaraBum for various reasons. I am not going to knock any of these new companies because it would be unfair to judge them without having tested and tried them out on the water. But to be honest, none have really jumped out at me. That is until recently. I came across several blog posts regarding a new company called Tenkara Rod Co. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1135127166/tenkara-rod-co-a-simple-way-to-fish?ref=live.
Though I haven't yet had the chance to test one of these rods out I do like the "book cover" I see. You can learn more about this new company by going to the link above. It looks like they will initially be offering the two rods pictured above. Both the Teton and Sawtooth are 12' rods and have beautiful designs. The Sawtooth has an action index of 5:5, for those who prefer a softer rod, while the Teton has one of 6:4 for a little more stiffness. Hopefully after I get a chance to test one or both of their rods I will be able to add The Tenkara Rod Co. to the list of trusted tenkara rod dealers whose rods I carry with me on the water every time I go fishing. In the meantime, it will be fun to follow the progress of this new company and see how they grow.