Tenkara USA Tapered Line Reviewby Graham Moran August 30, 2016 2 comments
I am always looking for the perfect tenkara line and recently came across my new favorite go to line. I must admit that I had never put the thought in my head that there could be a tapered nylon line that would cast in multiple conditions with consistency. Thanks to the folks at Tenkara USA I have become acutely aware of my tenkara line blindness.
Tenkara USA recently released the newest item on their already impressive list of tenkara-centric merchandise. The newest item is their Nylon Tapered Line, giving both the beginning tenkara angler as well as the more experienced angler the perfect addition to their current tenkara rig.
With two line lengths available, virtually every Tenkara USA rod can be utilized with just these two lines. The longest line is available in at fourteen feet nine inches (4.5 m) and the shortest at a length of eleven feet six inches (3.5 m). And with a minimal price of just fourteen dollars per line, pretty much anyone can afford one or both lines. Attaching the line is simplified by being pre-rigged with a loop for using a girth hitch when attaching the line to the lillian.
Having tested both lines in conditions ranging from tight rhodonderon infested spring creeks to sprawling tailwaters with and without wind, the casting consistency of these lines is spectacular. With virtually every cast I have been able to place my fly exactly where I want it with complete confidence.
I was extremely happy with the presentation afforded by the virtually weightless line when casting. Because these lines are made of a single strand of tapered nylon they do not hold water like a traditional tapered, furled tenkara line. An added benefit of the lighter line is the ability to keep all of the line off the water with a minimum of effort.
As a tenkara guide I will be using these new Tenkara USA lines with most if not all of my clients. It won’t just be my clients either that will be using these lines as a primary choice, I will also be using them for my personal fishing. Only time will tell whether I stick with this new line or revert back to level lines, but for now I am pretty stoked on this product from Tenkara USA.
Is this line worth the fourteen dollars? In my humble opinion it is well worth the money to buy this line and I am confident that you will enjoy it as much as I do.
If you feel that adding this line to your rig would be a benefit to you follow the link below and order directly from Tenkara USA.
P.S. This tapered line has been available through other channels on-line. Therefore when I call this line “new” I mean that it is new to the Tenkara USA product offerings NOT new to the US market!!! Before anyone makes any negative comments I suggest you read what I have written in context first.