Yo! I’m looking to get a new compact rod for bikepacking and backpacking trips into the Idaho mountains this summer. I have my eye on the Tenkara USa Hane. At 15in collapsed, the size is just right for throwing in my bikepacking bags, where space is already at a premium. The price is right too, I don’t have more than $150 to spend.
In the mountains, I’ll be fishing weighted and unweighted kebari, drys, and nymphs in small to medium streams for modest sized trout. Many of our rivers in the Idaho backcountry qualify as “tenkara water”.
I’ve already been taking my DT Shadowfire 360 and Komodo 270-320 out to those types or rivers, where they have been working wonderfully, but I like how small and compact the Hane is, making it significantly easier to carry in my bags.
I should also add that the purpose of the trips on which I’d be packing the Hane are primarily focused on the bike riding/hiking first and foremost, with fishing secondary as an added perk for any downtime during the trips.
Anyone have any thoughts for or against? Thanks!