SkyMall Tenkara?

Was flying to Philly from Jacksonville yesterday and picked up the copy of SkyMall in the back of the seat in front of me to pass a bit of the time.

After paging past indoor doggie pottys and zombie lawn ornaments, I noticed a telescopic fishing rod for sale for $30.

Collapsible Telescoping Fishing Pole 
Take this incredible Telescoping Fishing Pole anywhere! This amazing fishing pole collapses to an incredible 24.25 inches and extends to an astounding 171.5 inches! 
  • Telescoping Fishing Pole Dimensions:
  • Collapsed: 24.25 x .875 x 1.25 inches
  • Extended: 171.5 x .875 x 1.25 inches
  • 2 Hooks
  • Fishing Line
  • Lure
  • Storage Compartment in Base of Rod
  • Durable Plastic Construction
  • Nylon Carrying Case

At least they didn't call it tenkara...



  2. Why not? Does it ruin the "aura" of being a tenkara cult member if everyone does it? I thought the goal was to get everyone into tenkara fishing? :) The truth is, I don't think this is going to be the next "Pocket Fisherman" so don't worry. The sovereignty of tenkara fishing is safe. For now. :) lol

  3. Just FYI - I've seen a ton of these plastic tenkara rods on Amazon over the last couple weeks.


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