My Iwana - Rigged & Ready
Tenkara USA released its latest rod recently, the Amago. Whereas my Iwana is 11' and probably the lightest tenkara rod, the Amago is the longest at 13.5'. Similar to the Iwana, it's a 6:4 rod (lightweight), but obviously an extra 2 and a half feet longer. If streamside canopy is not a concern, the extra length should come in especially handy to reach places you just couldn't effectively with the Iwana.
Product Description from Tenkara USA website:
Named after one of Japan's most beautiful mountain stream trout, the Amago is our longest rod at 13ft and 6inches long (410cm). Longer rods provide distinct advantages over shorter rods. We recommend using the longest rod you can for the stream you are fishing. The Amago is sure to become a quick favorite for its versatility and reach.
Based on the request of several tenkara anglers this rod has a matte black finish for reduced light reflection. The handle was meticulously designed to provide good counterbalance to the long rod and for extra comfort on a long day of casting your delicate line and fly . The wider end of the handle serves two purposes: it provides a slightly better counter balance to the rod, and serves as a good grip for using the full length of the rod.
The Amago is a lightweight 6:4 rod. The 6:4 action provides a accurate pin-point casting action. The light weight of the rod, similar to the popular Iwana rods, makes this rod a delight to handle and when catching fish of any size.