Tenkara is a unique system of fly fishing that is said to be Zen like. Its simple. A rod, line, leader, and fly. No reel confusion, no messes. We like Tenkara style rods on small streams and find them incredibly useful for beginners and kids. They are easy to understand, setup, and are compact. Many hikers, backpackers, horseback riders, and campers like using these rods because of their compact nature and simplicity.