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Tenkara Rod Co. Teton Package

Tenkara Rod Co. Teton Package

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Wondering from owners of this rod and others if they feel it’d be a good buy for starters. I’ve never even fly fished before but backpack, portage and fish a lot so when I came across Tenkara I thought it may be a good route for me.
Tenkara Rod Company rocks! Any interaction I've had with them has been great. I'm buying this package to replace two rods that were stolen out of my truck several months back. Sad, sad day. :( But now I can be happy again!!!!
When I did not receive line clips, I contacted Tenkara Rod Co. to alert them to the issue. They responded that this package DOES NOT come with the advertised line clips. This is identical to the Teton package from the Tenkara Rod Co. website. They said that they have informed Massdrop of the error, and I infer that Massdrop has not changed the description to be accurate.
All that said, I'm very, very happy with this package. I received it earlier than expected and everything was in great shape. I've landed my first tenkara trout already, along with several small bass, chub, and panfish.
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travrbe
They still advertise the clips. You’d think they would fix that by now.
@Flashman $110. Well, $117.74 after everything.
Can someone post what this rod went for on massdrop? I missed it, just noticed it but will keep an eye out if they run it again, but wondering the price? Thanks
The drop was limited to 70 and it looks like it filled up. That's why it closed.
Yeah, I was going in on this drop and went to check the specs on the Teton vs. the Sawtooth and some other Tenkara rods. All of the sudden the drop went inactive.
What the heck happened? I just came back to join!!
What! Did it get canceled? If so, why? Does that usually happen? I was going in on this drop. I've been waiting for this!
Whoa, what happened? Where'd the drop go? I was super excited about this...
Question MD? picture has a rod tube but, you state, “This drop includes the Teton tenkara rod, line, line spool, 5x tippet, line clips, and three hand-tied flies.”
Do I get the case/ rod tube?
BT8484
It is listed as including the 'Hardshell carrying case' - When I purchased mine I got the hard tube, I'm pretty sure that tube is standard.
Are the line clips shipping seperately? I did not receive any with my order.
I see that there are several discussions about the poor communitaction from MassDrop regarding issues with this item in the past, since I am new to MassDrop, should I be concerned?
Cast_Iron_Kid
nah... any issues people had were easily handled by Massdrop or us (tenkara rod co). You're covered either way!
Losh
I know this thread is old, but thanks for the reassurance. I intend to join this current drop.
Is the shipping included in the listed price? I don't see a separate shipping charge listed.
bsimonssays
Shipping is not included. To see shipping, add it to your cart and enter your shipping info. You can cancel the purchase at that time if the price isn't for you.
Is this for scratching your tetons?
I LOVE THIS PACKAGE! Own 2 for my husband and me. There is also a Tenkara Summit in Estes CO with speakers, workshops, mentoring technique. Stoked to meet Yvon Chouinard (owner of Pategonia) and Jason Klass. For 35 dollars you get all that, and Lunch. Google Visit Estes Park. Glad to be a member of Tenkara Cult.
I decided to put the line on my poll today as I'm way too excited to try this out. I don't know if I've misplaced it, or never received the 5x tippet. Either way I'm not too concerned as it's very cheap and their videos say what type of line they like using. I'm think that part of my tax return is going towards purchasing a variety of flies from them to try out this summer.
Mine arrived this morning missing the following:
-the 5x tippet
Other than that, I received a 13ft line instead of a 10.5ft line. I would not mind so much but I just ordered a 13ft line thinking I was getting a 10.5ft line! The rod looks decent, there is a small defect in the finish near the end of the second section but I can live with it. The line spool has a cool vintage appeal, not sure if it will work as well as the foam style but time will tell. I think the packaging of the accessories is smart and enviromentally friendly, glad to see this from an outdoor product company. There is however, a strong petroleum smell from the rod sock which reeks of Chinese manufacturing! It's like that smell when you walk into a Harbor Freight store! LOL All in all, I'm very excited about giving this style fishing a try . This will certainly be easier to pack into the backcountry. I usually pack a 7ft 4-piece 0-weight western fly rod which breaks down to about the same size of the Tenkara, but not carrying a reel with 90ft of flyline will be a nice weight reduction. I hope MassDrop will do right by everyone who did not get everything that was promised, I personally would like to exchange the 13ft line for the promised 10.5ft line and get my 5x tippet spool. On another note, let's all make a resolution to put down our phones, strike up a conversation with a stranger next time you're waiting at a doctors office or at the Metro station and most importantly GET OUTDOORS!
Love2Fish
When I spoke with TRC they seemed kinda annoyed that massdrop advertised the wrong line length on the drop. All of the Teton packages ship with 13 from TRC (says so on their site anyway). The post was incorrect though. Talk to TRC they'll take care of you
Mine arrived today missing the following:
-the line -the 5x tippet -the line spool
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The package tube itself was missing an end cap and was poorly taped together. Came shipped from Massdrop in NJ.
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Thanks for the update. I will deal directly with TRC.
Love2Fish
Yeah this is the way to go. Sadly I feel like it will impact TRCs involvement with Massdrop if they feel like they're messing up the experience of getting a rod with them.
TRC runs pretty good sales on their own though and man they ship fast. I bought an additional rod (Cascade) and it was like 20% off or something. Great company and amazing support.
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I'm confused, is the rod shipping directly from Tenkara Rod Co. or is it shipping from Massdrop? It appears the labels were created in NJ, which leads me to believe they are shipping from Massdrop.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Tenkara Rod Co. Teton Package and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 1/5.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/3.
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How does you fish with this rod, is it the same as fishing with a western style one just with no reel or is the castng technique different, mainly asking from the pov of someone with some experience but not much at fly fishing
questioningcharacter42
So it's kind of like western fly fishing, but kind of not, in some ways simpler in the way that it is much more basic, in other ways much harder, also due to the fact that it's very basic. It is in many ways more intuitive than western fly fishing, the casting technique for example is much easier (mostly due to the fact that you don't have to manage line). If you stick to the roots of tenkara, that is with using a sakasa style flies, or sakasa kebari, this will make fly tying and fly choice a much easier one versus a western-style fly fishing, which among other things focuses on closely mimicking various aquatic insects in their various forms at the appropriate times throughout the season, the Japanese approach is much more abstract and simpler. But as i have said the down to the roots philosophy of tenkara is not to be confused with simplicity. You are limited in your casting range (although that can be increased with longer lines, and you can cast a 30-35ft line with a 13 ft pole for a 40 foot reach, but it's not comfortable, and mostly you will find yourself in 10-25ft line length), which forces you to stalk the fish more carefully and get in much closer, with the simplicity of using very few flies the focus is put on the presentation, so you will focus much more on how you present your fly to entice the fish to bite. And of course you don't have a reel, without a reel playing a large fish becomes a different challenge.
niksoft
If you want to learn more about tenkara a few good resources (and there are a few books on the subject which are not a bad read): http://tenkaratalk.com/ , http://www.tenkarabum.com/ , and maybe start with a read through http://www.tenkarausa.com/learn-tenkara/ , also actually Tenkara Rod Co. has a few videos on youtube, which are worth a glimpse for sure (like how to set up your new rod)
Would the people here recommend this setup over a traditional fly fishing setup? I'm going on a week long trip with my girlfriend to the BWCA this summer. I was planning on bringing a fly rod that I haven't used in years to relearn and catch some food. This seems like it would be way easier and I might not make as much of an ass out of myself. Thoughts?
Edit: Should have added that I'll probably be fishing for pan fish, bass, and walleye. The more I'm reading the more I'm wanting to pick one up.
Edit2: Just joined the drop. Emailed Tenkara Rod Co. and they replied within a few hours. Can't wait for the snow to melt to try this out!
Ordered my Tenkara over 15 weeks ago and still waiting for the line clips.....
surfnmoto2
hit up hello@tenkararodco.com and we'll get you some... we shipped all of them out but maybe yours got lost in transit.
Losh
Many thanks, Losh!
Tenkara mini and I am in!
Received my Teton a few weeks ago; line clips followed early last week in a separate envelope Without any action on my part. YMMV.
In the meantime, the operation of the Teton is in no way compromised. While you're waiting, practice your casting skills or go out and get some flies wet.
Totally satisfied with my new toy, the Tenkara Rod Co., and my Massdrop experience.
I recd both of mine today. Located everything but the line clips. No line clips in either box.
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Losh, since you were good enough to offer to hook us up with the line clips, I made an order from your website. Feel free to ship it all together; my ordernumber from the site is 9931. Thanks again!
Hi. Will you be sending line clips to everyone. I am new to your product. I knew something was missing, but didn't know what you call the compoents of the Teton. I hope you will add me to the list of people needing line clips.
The postman just dropped ours off! Thanks so much! It came way sooner than expected. :}
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop