Tenkara fishing was a 200 year old practice in Japan, unknown to the rest of the world until the late 2000. These fishers were usually fishermen who would fish on the rivers on the mountain, and for this they needed utmost accuracy and perfection of their fishing rods. Tenkara Rods were traditionally made of bamboo and required perfection of the highest standards. They need to be very flexible on one end and also very sturdy on the other end where the fisherman was holding the rod.
Tenkara Rods in the modern world are very sophisticated with a lot of advancements. These rods are usually made of carbon fiber or fiber glass and are the perfect rods for fishing on mountainous rivers. They are sturdy and provide ease of access to the string as well as the pole to control the bait and make the bait look as natural as possible when thrown on the surface of the water. These rods can be used both for saltwater as well as fresh water fishing. These rods are very effective in case of small stream fishing and when the flow of the river is slow. They are ineffective when trying to catch big fishes. Tenkara fishers primarily focus on small fishes, and can be experienced by using the effective Rod.