So how many of you guys are interested in Tenkara? I have been fishing a Tenkara rod since the beginning of trout season and have really enjoyed this style of fly fishing. It has taken all of the added gear, multiple fly boxes, and extra casting work out of my fishing. This technique has also brought way more fish to hand than traditional western fly fishing has ever before. Just a rod, a line and a hook. Fly tying has become way easier as well. No longer do I worry about matching an exact hatch. I tie one traditional Japanese sakasa kebari pattern in three different colors and this has proven to be plenty of flies to carry with me. The technique relies simply on presentation. Trout have been fooled with a generic imitation of a bug presented perfectly with every cast. Now on to the next challenge, a Tenkara rod for steelhead. I have found a 15ft Universal Tenkara rod that is designed for steelhead fishing. A 15ft rod, no reel, and a fixed 20ft length of line. I'm excited! Just a rod, a line and a hook.