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An 8 foot Tenkara rod designed with a super soft action.  Fun for kids, small creeks, and small fish.
An 8 foot Tenkara rod designed with a super soft action. Fun for kids, small creeks, and small fish.
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The White Cloud. A Tenkara rod designed with small in mind.

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The White Cloud is the newest addition to the Tenkara Rod Co. lineup.  At 8 ft. long, it is our shortest Tenkara rod, but don't let its size fool you, this is an incredibly fun rod.  Built for those tight spaces and small waters or a great tool for teaching young people how to fish.

Its great for teaching kids how to fish.  The smaller rod is manageable for kids, and by not having a reel, you don't have to worry about your kid learning line management, aka untangling line all day.  The action of the White Cloud helps kids to learn how to feel the loaded line so that they understand the mechanics of casting.  Tenkara is also very easy to learn so that kids can focus on fly presentation.  The quicker you get to focus on where to put the how to present it, the faster you will learn how to become a good fly fisher.

There are so many small rivers and streams throughout the world that have hungry fish but are in tight spots.  The White Cloud setup with a 8' line is an amazing system for dealing with tight situations.

Smaller, native fish sometimes get overlooked because they can be difficult to access and they might not have a great feel on a larger rod.  The White Cloud really makes hooking up with smaller fish a real treat.  You can really feel the fish fighting all the way through the rod and the soft carbon we have used allows the rod to bend so much while playing the fish.

This is a really fun rod to pack with you on adventures.  Take it biking, running, hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, etc.  Its easy to carry around and doesn't take up much space.  You will fish more often because of how easy and fast it is to go from collapsed to fishing.

Tenkara Rod Co. was born on Kickstarter over 5 years ago with our first project for the Teton and Sawtooth rods.  Since then, we have done multiple other kickstarter projects and shipped tens of thousands of Tenkara rods all over the world.  We definitely love to fish, but we also really enjoy helping other people to get outside and enjoy nature through Tenkara fishing.

These rods won't be ready in time for Christmas, but don't worry!  We will provide downloadable files that you can give that will say "White Cloud coming your way"

Thanks for photo and video contributions from: Tyler Coleman, Pitt Grewe, Tommy Tatham, Geoffroy Dubreuil, and Francois Marclay. 

Risks and challenges

In the past we have made mistakes when issuing production timelines due to unforeseen circumstances. So this time around we have decided to set the delivery date later than we actually anticipate delivering.. We should have these rods in hand well before the timeline but have decided to give ourselves and backers time just in case. We have been working with the manufacturer of this rod for 5 years and are very familiar and confident with their timelines. But we would rather overdeliver than make promises we can't keep. After testing this rod on many different waters we are confident in its durability and quality.

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