My friend Frank suggested I check out the videos on fishing with a Tenkara rod, It seems that the Japaneses did away with the reel and because the pole has no eyes for the line to pass through the rod telescopes down inside itself to anywhere between 15-30" depending on the number of sections. My primary rod is 12’ long extended and 20" when telescoped down. the line is attached at the end of the pole and is a fixed length. You cast it much like a fly rod. I have another close friend that said with a smirk " Oh kind of like a fancy cane pole". It is about the perfect go anywhere fishing rig consisting of a pole, line, tippet, and lure all in a 20" 2-3 oz package. It’s just right to slip under the bungees on a kayak and have at hand. I have had lots of fun with it the last few days, I also bought a 10’ rod that is 30" collapsed for about $18 with tax and shipping, So they don’t have to be high end rods to give this style a try,
rods and results
Boats fished from the last coup;e of days. Two of us could cast at the same time from the tandem kayak. The plant in the canoe is Marsh Mallow that i plan to plant at our 3 acre pond.
A lunch time visit.