July 10, 2013

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...


  1. 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

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