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Post 04 Jun 2010, 22:12 • #1 
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I am introducing a new series of Tenkara Fly Rods. I currently have 3 models available with more to come. You can see full details on my website -

Tenkara Fly Fishing

For the month of June, 2010 I will be happy to extend members of this forum a 25% discount. If you are interested, send me an email at

***email address removed***

and let me know you saw this on the forum.

Thanks,

Tight lines!


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Post 04 Jun 2010, 22:18 • #2 
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Post 05 Jun 2010, 02:18 • #3 
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Excellent news! I'll be very interested in your "composite" series, especially since I take my rods into some gnarly streamside vegetation.


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Post 05 Jun 2010, 02:53 • #4 
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Creationbear,

I've been evaluating some of the composite prototypes, they are very interesting. Very slow and glass like in the way they cast and feel.


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Post 05 Jun 2010, 11:16 • #5 
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That sounds about perfect: coming from a cane/glass background I find the TenkaraUSA Ayu tremendously sweet ... it would be nice to have the same kind of action in a little shorter package. (And if you could get the blank colors to look like the old translucent tobacco glass, that would be fantastic ... though I might be asking too much.Image)


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Post 18 Aug 2010, 10:05 • #6 
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I'm happy to report that the 98% carbon rods are back in stock. Fiberglass/Carbon composites still a few months off.

Fountainhead Tenkara Fly Rods


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Post 03 Dec 2010, 09:26 • #7 
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I'm pleased to report that the composite Tenkara rods are now in stock. They came out looking very nice, if I do say so. They have a very relaxed, slow, delicate feel.

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Post 03 Dec 2010, 11:53 • #8 
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Stupid question(s) time:
What's the benefit of the composite pole over graphite, and composite of what, exactly?


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Post 03 Dec 2010, 14:35 • #9 
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That's actually a good question. It was stupid of me not to provide that info so you wouldn't have to ask. The rods pictured (gloss blue in color) are 75% carbon fiber, 25% glass. The rods pictured earlier in the topic (matte black) are 98% carbon.

I wouldn't say there is an advantage one way or another. The composite rods are slower in feel. As with reeled fly rods, some folks like a faster action, others prefer a slower action.


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